Real Club Deportivo Espanyol de Barcelona: Football Under the Shadow of the Pandemic

  • Reference: ASN-85-E

  • Year: 2020

  • Number of pages: 9

  • Geographic Setting: España

  • Publication Date: Sep 8, 2021

  • Source: IESE (España)

  • Type of Document: Case

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Due to the outbreak of Sars-CoV-2, Spain's professional football teams were barred from playing and even training in the Spring of 2020. The Management of one of the clubs, El Espanyol, needs to decide if it should lower the player's salaries using a government-sponsored mechanism during the emergency.

Learning Objective

The case is a vehicle for Analysis of Business Problems (which is not in the list of subjects) and will be used this summer in classes for perspective participants in the full-time MBA, GEMBA, and open programs.


COVID-19 football salary reduction