Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic secured Barcelona's passage into the Copa del Rey final on Thursday night, but they should have been thanking goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen.
Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde insists he will not ask Luis Suarez to curb his "aggression" despite the risk of a ban for the Copa del Rey final. I would have preferred to suffer a lot less and have everything in front of us before, Valencia were very risky on the counter and created problems with good players.
He continued: 'It's a special moment.
And speaking openly about his niggling knee injury, Suarez said: "It anxious me a lot, much more than the goals, because I've been on streaks where I haven't scored before".
The 25-year-old's brace in Liverpool's 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday took him to 21 goals in 25 English Premier League appearances this season.
Barca will face Sevilla in the final. "I normally wait to make changes, but this time I saw it clearly". "We need to work harder to try to turn things around".
The first of many.
The match started with Barca dominating the ball but seeing the majority of the chances fall to their hosts. First of all, he chose to attempt a spectacular punch from a Lionel Messi free-kick when it would have made more sense to catch the ball.