Atletico Madrid beat Rayo Vallecano 3-1 at the Vicente Calderon to keep pace with Barcelona and Real Madrid at the top of the La Liga table.
Antoine Griezmann scored a brace in a convincing win for the home side.
The French forward now has 13 goals in all competitions and 10 in the La Liga for the Rojiblancos this season.
Arda Turan also started for Atleti, the Turkish international midfielder only completed 28 passes at a 78 percent accuracy and had an overall rating of 7.00 according to Whoscored.
The Turkish international has three goals and six assists in all competitions for the Spanish champions this season.
The win keeps third placed Atletico four points behind leaders Real Madrid and three behind Barcelona.
Atleti will play Barcelona at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday for the second left of the Copa del Rey quater final tie. The Rojiblancos lost the first leg 1-0 in the Nou Camp.