Deportivo La Coruna beat Levante 2-1 to secure a second straight Primera Division win and move out of the bottom three after 10 rounds of league matches.
Miguel Angel Lotina's men had failed to win any of their first eight league matches, but have now won at home and away after beating Espanyol last weekend and this victory in Valencia.
The latest points came thanks to an early strike from Riki, who gave the Galicians the lead after just 10 minutes, and a second-half effort from Aythami Artiles.
Juanlu Hens gave Levante hope with a goal 18 minutes from time, but the promoted outfit were unable to avoid a third successive defeat and find themselves back in the bottom three.
Deportivo had the best of a largely even first half and probably deserved their lead at the break.
And it was all about Riki.
The former Getafe striker cut in from the right flank, went past his marker and beat Manuel Reina with a shot that crept just inside the post, although the goalkeeper will feel he should have saved it.
Reina saved well from Saul Fernandes and Adrian Lopez before half-time, while Daniel Aranzubia denied Christian Stuani at the other end.
Reina then saved again from Adrian early in the second half, but the goalkeeper could do nothing to keep out Aythami's fierce effort from the edge of the box after 53 minutes.
Juanlu got ahead of Manuel Pablo to head home for Levante at the other end and there were chances for both sides in an exciting final quarter of an hour.
The home side thought they had earned a point at the death, but Stuani's effort was ruled out for a marginal offside.
Levante drop to 18th, three places below Deportivo.