Top 19: Biggest matchday incomes in Europe (1)

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The eight teams left in this week's Champions League football unfortunately make it plain that competing at the highest level in Europe has essentially been a closed shop for the best part of a decade now, with clubs well aware that unless they have extensive financial resources making the latter stages of the competition will remain a distant dream.

Modern football has been driven by transfer silly season during two windows a year and mega-rich owners for some time now, but being self sufficient in terms of how much money you can make from home matches in revenue is surely the way forward rather than having to rely on selling your best players, particularly as UEFA attempt to implement Financial Fair Play across the board.

Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Juventus have all moved into brand spanking new stadiums during the last decade in a bid to keep competing, while clubs like Tottenham Hotspur and Roma are desperate to get the green light to do exactly the same over the next five years.

With matchday revenue so crucial GMS has decided to look at just much money the top clubs accumulate from each and every domestic home match over the course of a season, with some eye-watering results.

Our list has been complied thanks to the hard work of Spanish football journalist Roberto Boyan, who posted a spreadsheet full of numbers to dissect on Twitter earlier today.

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