The UEFA Champions is the most prestigious club competition in the world, and therefore it features the most expensive football players in the world.
With the amount of money on the line for clubs in the competition, the biggest clubs are willing to spend a lot of money on the top players in the world in the hopes that these players can bring them success in the competition.
While there are some surprising teams who are among the last eight teams left in the tournament, it is not much of a surprise that most of these players are employed by the same few teams with the most money.
This is not a list of who has the highest transfer value, since that is a very subjective number and is really dictated simply by how much a club is willing to pay for a certain players.
Furthermore, some players have risen from their own team's academies, making any transfer value for them unknown.
In addition, players who signed contracts two or three years ago may not be making as much money as less talented players who just signed new contracts this season.
This is also not a list of who is the best starting XI, or who is playing the best, or even which XI players would form the best team.
This is the starting XI of players who make the most money in wages, the most expensive team money can buy.
This is not just the best XI players, but rather XI players who can be on the pitch at the same time. I chose to use a 4-3-3 formation for this team.
The wage figures may not be accurate to the dollar, as no two sites report the same figures, and several players from Spain don't have their wages reported at all.
But without further ado, here is not just the most expensive starting XI, but rather, the most expensive match day squad from the last eight teams in the UEFA Champions League.