Spain's recent triumph at the World Cup and two years ago at the European Championship is in large part due to their dominance of the midfield.
They seamlessly create chances consistently out of nothing and from any angle while dominating possession of the ball.
Here we will look at the 10 best midfielders that will be gracing La Liga this season. Unsurprisingly, you will see that most come from the duopoly of Real Madrid and Barcelona, the two teams that define the division and contributed most of the Spanish national team.
Also left out are wingers that are more forwards than midfielders such as the electric Ronaldo and sublime Lionel Messi.