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European Soccer: Barcelona's Xavi and Iniesta and the Top 10 Midfield Duos
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A team with two star midfielders like Xavi and Andrés Iniesta has a huge competitive advantage—they can dictate the terms of the game, leaving opponents at their mercy.

Great strikers can score goals, and great defenders can stop them. But with no midfield, the strikers won't get the ball, and eventually one will get by the defense.

Having two top midfield talents is a great asset to any team. But it's better to have two players who complement each other's skills so they do not take each other's role. That way, they can each play to their fullest potential. 

Here are the top ten midfield tandems in club football.

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