Barcelona moved 14 points clear of defending La Liga champions Real Madrid with a swashbuckling 3-0 win at the Bernabeu.
The Catalan giants went into the game knowing a win would all but end Los Blancos’ hopes of winning the trophy.
And they produced the perfect performance to beat Madrid, with Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Aleix Vidal all scoring for Barcelona.
Many now expect Valverde’s side to regain the trophy they lost back in May, when Luis Enrique was in charge.
Yet the Barcelona boss has done his best to downplay their chances of glory after the Bernabeu battering.
“We’re happy. We beat a great team on their pitch,” he told BeIN SPORTS.
“We’re still in the first half [of the season] and there’s a long way to go.
“I don’t want to say anything; there’s still everything to decide.”