Olimpia remain two points clear at the top of the Paraguyan Apertura after beating basement side Tacuary 2-1.
But it was revealed afterwards by captain Sergio Orteman that players have not been paid in full for four or five months.
He said: "As players we fulfill our work, we entered the game to play and win but, unfortunately, there are problems with breaching of our contracts from the club, we are four or five months late."
Club president Marcelo Recanate said that the problem is down to former coach Luis Cubilla, who issued a lawsuit against the club for around $300,000.
"There is no money because all of our revenue collection, Copa Libertadores money, plus advertising, were seized in court by former coach Luis Cubilla," explained Recanate.
Olimpia put the off-the-pitch problems behind them to beat Tacuary 2-1, with Pablo Zeballos and Vladimir Marin netting for the leaders and Diego Centurion scoring the late reply.
Cerro Porteno are two points behind Olimpia after they edged Libertad 1-0 in Asuncion.
The hosts took the lead on the half hour mark when Walter Lopez flicked on a free-kick at the near post.
Lopez came close to doubling the advantage with a low shot that Rodrigo Munoz saved, but Pablo Velazquez should have levelled the match late on when he headed a cross against the upright.
The defeat is Libertad's second straight league loss and sees them fall six points behind leaders Olimpia.
An early sending off helped Independiente FBC claim their first win of the season, beating Sportivo Luqueno 3-1.
Carlos Martinez saw red for the hosts inside the opening 10 minutes and Imanol Iriberri fired Inde into the lead late in the half.
Although Rolando Bogado equalised for Luqueno in the second period, goals from Jose Baez and Iriberri ensured victory for the visitors.
A second-half strike from Ramon Ocampo was enough for Guarani to win 1-0 at Sol de America and climb up to third in the table.
Rubio Nu suffered their fifth straight defeat as they were beaten 3-1 at Cerro Porteno PF.
Rogerio Leichtweis scored early on for Cerro before Arnaldo Recalde and Marcos Prieto sealed victory, with Josias Cardoso netting the consolation effort late on.
Sportivo Carapegua continued their climb up the table as they recorded their third successive win, this time beating Nacional Asuncion 2-1.
Esteban Ramirez and Jorge Ayala were both on target for Carapegua in the first half and Nacional could only manage one reply through Rodrigo Teixeira.