So, a humiliating night for Gary Neville. The bad news is his side have to face Barcelona again in the return leg next Wednesday. Hopefully they will give the European champions a better game. Thanks for your company. Until next time...
- Barcelona chasing five trophies
- Holders Barca have won it 27 times
- Valencia last won Copa in 2008
Before tonight Valencia were unbeaten in five matches in the Copa del Rey under Gary Neville, scoring 11 goals and conceding just once.
You can rip that one up.Copyright: Getty Images
Humiliation? Perhaps overused, but maybe not tonight?
Into the closing moments. Valencia need putting out of their misery.
This is a slaughter. Barca make it seven - and Luis Suarez gets his fourth - after Arda feeds the Uruguay forward, who first-time on the turn in off the near post.
A header from Luis Suarez at the back post...and it's a hat-trick for Luis Suarez. That's 34 goals in 33 games for Suarez this season.Copyright: Getty Images
They're chanting Luis Enrique's name around the Nou Camp. Barca have been a joy to watch even though they have been playing against 10 men for half the tie.
Exhibition stuff from Barca. We're into the last 10 minutes. Time for another goal or two from the hosts?
There's a second leg to come at the Mestalla next week. What's the point? Barca are surely through to their sixth final in eight attempts.
Terrible defending by Valencia as they fail to clear the ball inside their own area, Messi wins it back and fires past the keeper who should have saved. It's another hat-trick for Lionel Messi. He could end this match with four or five goals at this rate.
Cheryshev has the ball in the back of the Barca net...but it's disallowed for offside. Valencia's night cannot get any worse.
Moments before Messi's second goal, Valencia sent on new loan signing Denis Cheryshev from Real Madrid. You can guess the 'welcome' the Russian winger received from the home fans after his inclusion led to Real being eliminated from the competition in December.
So, who will be first to get their hat-trick? Messi or Suarez?