Barcelona vs Valencia : Full highlights and all goals
Luis Suarez netted four times and Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona thumped a 10-man Valencia 7-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final Barcelona vs Valencia clash at Camp Nou on Wednesday.
It took even fewer than seven minutes for Barcelona to go right ahead. Neymar dispossessed Andre Gomes in midfield and punished the lazy Valencia by driving towards goal and then slipping a pass through to Suarez, who clinically finished it into the far corner.
The hosts netted a second soon– their 100th goal of the season – just five minutes later in the Barcelona vs Valencia match. A slick passing move resulted in a fabulous chip forward by Sergio Busquets that was cunningly cut back by Aleix Vidal’s first-time pass and Suarez strongly struck past Mat Ryan.
Barca were threatening to finish the tie as a contest when they struck a further third in the 29th minute. Another stunning sequence of play led to Andres Iniesta’s swift pass being cleverly flicked on by Neymar and left by Suarez, allowing Lionel Messi to easily defeat Ryan from just outside the six-yard box.
The fourth goal was coming sharp and it duly arrived, with Messi notching his brilliant second of the Barcelona vs Valencia match after 58 minutes.
Arda Turan’s exquisite pass was flicked on by Suarez and Messi rode the challenge of Jose Gaya smartly before placing a shot past Ryan.
Valencia had a goal ruled out unfortunately for a marginal offside call after Rodrigo thought he had slotted it home, but Messi sealed his treble in the Barcelona vs Valencia clash with just 16 minutes remaining. Dani Parejo awfully failed to control and then clear from inside his own box, with the forward making no mistake in capitalizing to lash in a powerful strike that Ryan failed to clear out at his near post.
Suarez was not to be really outshone by his team-mate and he obtained Barca’s sixth with seven minutes left, heading home substitute Adriano’s handsome cross.
And that was not the end of Valencia’s misery, as the outstanding Suarez collected Turan’s pass and then diverted another accurate finish in off the post with only two minutes left on another spectacular night for Barca, who continue their hut for back-to-back trebles.