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Neymar, Suárez and Messi celebrate one of the seven goals scored against Valencia on Wednesday night. / VICTOR SALGADO - FCB

FC Barcelona’s huge 7–0 victory over Valencia on Wednesday night in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals was the team’s biggest win of the season. Luis Suárez scored four goals and Lionel Messi had three, but the game produced many other curious facts and figures. Let’s take a look:

Barça’s last 7–0 triumph came in the 2013/14 La Liga against Osasuna at Camp Nou. Valencia’s last 7–0 defeat was in 1993/94 against Karlsruher in the UEFA Cup. And Valencia hadn’t given up seven goals in a Spanish Cup match since 1928, against Real Sociedad in Atocha. Wednesday’s game was the biggest margin in Barça–Valencia game since 1932. Moreover, no one has ever come back from a 7–0 deficit in the 16 previous times it has happened in the history of the Spanish Cup.


Luis Enrique has led Barça to a 27-game unbeaten streak, and will have the opportunity to match the Club mark of 28 set by Pep Guardiola in 2010/11. Luis Enrique remains undefeated in the Copa del Rey with Barça, with 15 wins and one draw.


FC Barcelona racked up six assists on the seven goals scored Wednesday night — Neymar Jr had two, with Arda Turan, Aleix Vidal, Sergio Busquets and Luis Suárez notching one each.


Barça now have 105 goals on the season — 54 in La Liga, 24 in the Copa del Rey, 15 in the UEFA Champions League, six in the FIFA Club World Cup, five in the UEFA Super Cup and one in Spanish Super Cup.


Midfield maestro Sergio Busquets led FC Barcelona with 101 passes and 20 recovered balls, while Dani Parejo led Valencia with 41 passes.

Sergio Busquets heat map

Leo Messi achieved his 34th career hat trick and has now scored 10 goals so far in 2016. It was Messi’s third trifecta in the Copa del Rey and his first since 2011. He’s done it against Atlético Madrid, Betis and now Valencia.


There were 21 combinations involving nine players in the build up to the second goal, which saw Busquets and Aleix Vidal finish off the play by finding Suárez. Here's a look at the build up:

Luis Suárez finished at the end of a brilliant play by FC Barcelona on Wednesday night.

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