L'equip continua fent història / FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

- After beating Valencia, Barça have won 24 of the 26 knockout ties of the Guardiola era. Only Sevilla in the cup and Inter in the Champions League have ever managed to put Barcelona out.

- Of the five games that Unai Emery has managed at the Camp Nou, he has lost the lot, with his teams scoring just one goal and conceding 13

- Whenever Barça have beaten Valencia in the semi finals of the Copa del Rey, they have gone on to lift the title

- This will be the fourth final of the season, after FCB already won the Spanish and European Supercups and the Clubs World Cup

- This will be the twelfth final of the Guardiola era and the third Copa del Rey final in four seasons

- For both Barça and Athletic Bilbao this will their 36th final appearance. Barça have won 25 and the Basques 23. In direct confrontations, Barça have won 4 to Bilbao's two

- This is the highest scoring cup run of the Guardiola era, already one better than the 22 goals scored in the 2010/11 campaign

- After scoring on Wednesday, Xavi has equalled his personal best of 10 goals in a season.

- The other scorer, Cesc Fàbregas, is the top Barça scorer in the cup this season with three

- Guardiola is the third Barcelona manager to guide the team to three Copa del Rey finals, following on from Greenwell and Daucik, who made it into four

- Only two managers have made it to the cup final on three different occasions in the last twenty years: Víctor Fernández and Pep Guardiola

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