Cedric Bakambu scored twice as Villarreal maintained their push for a European place next season with a comfortable 3-1 win over Sporting Gijon.
The defeat was the visitors' seventh game without a win and they remain rooted in the bottom three of the La Liga table with relegation looking increasingly likely.
Roberto Soldado opened the scoring just past the half-hour mark for the hosts and Bakambu added a brace early in the second half before a consolation from Douglas Pereira.
A last-minute goal from Isco saw La Liga leaders Real Madrid snatch a dramatic 3-2 win at relegation battlers Sporting Gijon, where manager Zinedine Zidane had made some nine changes to his team.
Sporting, who started the day five points adrift of safety, had gone ahead on 14 minutes through a volley from Croatian forward Duje Cop, but Real were soon level when midfielder Isco drilled the ball into the top corner.
A looping header from Mikel Vesga put the Asturian side back in front five minutes...