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Suarez stepped up with Messi looking on.

Watch: Luis Suarez attempts to perfectly control ball dropped from 35 metre crane

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Luis Suarez is usually tasked with destroying defences and firing goals into the back of the net, however, he recently faced a different but just as skilful challenge.

Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch, known as the F2, are two of the most popular football freestylers around, currently boasting more than 4.7 million subscribers on their YouTube skills channel.

With Suarez's Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi watching on, the incredibly talented tricksters challenged the Uruguayan to pull of the ultimate touch by controlling a ball dropped from the top of a 35-metre crane.

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To break the world record, the 29-year-old would have had to have controlled the ball from a height of at least 32 metres and then keep it in the air after his first touch.

Whilst Suarez may not have broken the record, as you can see in the Adidas football video below (from around the one-minute mark), he most definitely passed the challenge - and that record was eventually broken.

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The superstar showed both concentration and top-class technique to produce an absolutely stunning touch to take the ball down in flawless fashion from what was a ridiculous height:

Suarez's brilliant touch should come as no real surprise when you consider the fact that he takes down the likes of Messi's superb long-range passes on a week-in, week-out basis.

The former Liverpool forward will hope to create some more magical moments like the one in the video above when he returns to England with the Spanish champions to take on Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in a huge Champions League clash on Tuesday night.

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Topics:
La Liga
Luis Suarez
Football
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Barcelona
UEFA Champions League
Neymar

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