There is plenty of trivia surrounding the meeting tonight between Barça and Valencia in the cup semi final second leg. Here is a selection:

- Barça have knocked out Valencia in 9 out of 15 cup meetings, although Valencia have gone through the last two times

- Valencia beat Barcelona to get to the final in 2007/08 and to the semi finals in the 1998/99 season

- They have played five times in the semi finals, Barça have gone through three times and Valencia twice

- In Barcelona and Valencia's five semi final meetings, the winners have always gone on to take the cup title

- Of the times Barça have drawn 1-1 in the away first leg of a semi final, they have eventually qualified five times out of seven. This situation has never arisen in a cup tie where Valencia has been the opposition

- FC Barcelona have scored three goals against Valencia so far this season. Pedro and Cesc scored in the league and Puyol in the cup

- This season the teams have drawn both times they have met, 2-2 in the league and 1-1 in the cup

- Guardiola made five changes to his team for those matches. Only Cesc, Puyol, Messi, Mascherano, Busquets and Abidal started both in the league and the cup

- Unai Emery has come to the Camp Nou four times, once as manager of Almeria and three times with Valencia, and has always lost

- In these four games against Emery, FC Barcelona have scored eleven goals and only conceded one

- The last time Valencia came to the Camp Nou was early last season, when FC Barcelona won 2-1 thanks to goals from Iniesta and Puyol, and that was after going 1-0 down early on

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