Luis Suárez scored FC Barcelona's first and last two goals of the night, sandwiching a Lionel Messi hat trick. / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona couldn’t have done it any better, beating Valencia 7–0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals at Camp Nou. The star of the night was Luis Suárez, author of four goals on the night — giving him a total of 33 goals in the 36 games he has played.

"It was one of the most complete games this season. Everything worked for us," he said after the game. Suárez acknowledged that the team had not been playing well early in games as of late, but that Wednesday was different.

But despite the staggering goal total, Suárez warned that anything could happen in football.

"It is a rather large advantage but you never know what might happen. That's football,” he said.

And while Suárez continues to have a spectacular season, for him, the most important thing is to help the team win titles. " I just want to help the team,” he said.

Aleix Vidal and Sergio Busquets also spoke to the media. Here are the highlights of what they had to say:

Aleix Vidal

"Sometimes you feel sorry for your opponent, but we are professionals and we wanted as many goals as possible. We always look for the best result and we go for broke."

"It is very difficult for Valencia to turn around the tie but we can not go into there thinking that everything is done, it would be a mistake."

"Messi and Luis Suárez amaze us every day. I’ve been able to enjoy them — and Neymar too — every day since the day I arrived."

Sergio Busquets

"We played a very good first half. We came off games where we didn’t start off well but that did not happen tonight. I think overall we played a very good game."

"When the result is in your favour, everything goes much better. Everything went our way."

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