Sergio Busquets (right) and Aleix Vidal team up to steal the ball from Athletic Club's Iker Muniain. / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

  • With Wednesday’s victory in Bilbao, Luis Enrique stayed undefeated in the Copa del Rey as Barça’s coach. Since he took over before last season FCB have 13 wins, one draw and no defeats in the competition with 48 goals for and just nine against.

  • The victory extended Barça’s undefeated streak to 23 matches across all competitions. Ever since falling at Sevilla on 3 October, FCB have 18 wins and five draws in La Liga, the UEFA Champions League, the Copa del Rey and the FIFA Club World Cup.

  • Neymar Jr. has made Athletic Club one of his favourite victims, with six goals in the last five games he has played against them, dating back to last season.

  • Sergi Roberto once again showed he is a jack of all trades. After playing the final minutes of Sunday’s 6–0 league win at left full-back, Roberto started there — and played very well — on Wednesday night due to injuries to Jérémy Mathieu and Jordi Alba.

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