Lionel Messi sets up Luis Suarez with simply outrageous bicycle-kick assist

Suarez and Messi celebrate the goal
Suarez and Messi celebrate the goal

The man is, quite simply, a genius.

There are assists, and then there Leo Messi assists.

The Barcelona superstar was in action for his club tonight against Sampdoria.

The match, known as the Joan Gamper trophy, is the traditional curtain raiser to the Catalan club's season.

The Argentine magician looks to have put his Copa America disappointment behind him heading into the new campaign.

From a move he starts with a crossfield ball, Messi is found in space in the box by an Andres Iniesta lobbed pass.

The 2015 Ballon D'or winner takes the ball on his chest before supplying this otherworldly assist:

Incredible stuff from the world's current, and possibly best ever, player.

Not content with that, Messi went and scored two more goals after Suarez's opener as Barcelona lead Sampdoria 3-1 with around 35 minutes left in the tie.