Gareth Bale scored his 16th goal of the season as Real Madrid overwhelmed lowly Getafe 5-1 to move within a point of La Liga leaders Barcelona.
Real's seventh successive league win kept alive their hopes of a first title since 2012 and sent neighbours Getafe to the bottom of the table.
Karim Benzema put Real ahead and after Isco made it 2-0 at half-time, Bale raced clear to add the third.
Pablo Sarabia replied but Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo added late goals.
Barca, who have taken just one point from the last possible nine, play at home to Valencia on Sunday evening (19:30 BST).
Real kept the pressure on the defending champions, while Juan Esnaider made a losing start as Getafe's new coach. His side have now lost 11 of their past 13 games.
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