James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata scored two apiece as Real Madrid stayed on track to be LaLiga champions with a 4-0 win at relegated Granada.
James’ brace came inside the first 11 minutes, with Zinedine Zidane’s men barely breaking sweat against wholly overmatched opponents.
Morata’s double was also the fruit of a quickfire effort after the half-hour, from which point Madrid were able to take their foot off the gas with far more testing assignments ahead.
Atletico are up next in midweek, with the European champions’ 3-0 advantage from the first leg of the all-Madrid Champions League semi-final likely to be ample insurance.
Madrid remain behind Barcelona in LaLiga by virtue of an inferior head-to-head record, but have a game in hand, meaning matches at home to Sevilla and away at Celta Vigo – both teams who have beaten Zidane’s men this season – are likely to be pivotal to the outcome of the title race.