How far away is the 2013/14 season again?

You know it's the summer when videos like this start to appear - although that's not necessarily a bad thing when it contains some of Lionel Messi's finest moments.

The Barcelona man is known for his relentless goal-scoring exploits but this little treat which emerged on YouTube yesterday focuses on another aspect of his game - assist-making.

At seven minutes long it contains a host of beautiful defence-splitting passes that tee up both club and country team-mates. Our personal favourite comes after just 53 seconds and sees the Argentinian ace dance by a handful of defenders before sliding through a delightfully weighted ball.

Check out all of Lionel Messi's greatest ever assists below!

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