Real Madrid reduced Barcelona’s lead at the top of La Liga to eight points by thrashing bottom of the table Elche 4-0 at home.
Marco Asensio netted a classy opener after just eight minutes, wriggling in between two defenders and rolling a cool finish into the bottom corner.
French striker Karim Benzema put Real 3-0 up at half-time, with both goals coming from the penalty spot.
Luka Modric added a fourth with 10 minutes remaining, stroking a delightful finish into the top corner.4
Carlo Ancelotti’s men return to action on Saturday, travelling to Osasuna (kick-off 20:00 GMT).
Leaders Barca host Manchester United in the first leg of their Europa League play-off tie on Thursday (17:45).