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Two of the great deep-lying midfielders of the recent era have been Andrea Pirlo and Sergio Busquets, but they are different players who bring different qualities. While Pirlo was and Busquets is an exceptional player, their individual attributes show the variety that can be found in the deep-lying playmaker role, with team systems and a player’s own abilities shaping the function and execution of one of the most important roles in modern football.

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