Getafe staged a superb second-half fightback against Sevilla to pick up a much-needed 3-1 victory and ease some of the pressure on coach Michel.
Getafe came into the match having won just once in 10 competitive outings and it looked like being another night of disappointment as they fell behind in the 30th minute when Sevilla striker Frederic Kanoute slotted home after a defensive mistake.
However, the visitors turned things around in style in the second half, scoring three times in a brilliant 20-minute spell through Manu Del Moral, Miku and Pedro Rios to record their fifth league victory of the campaign and provisionally climb back into the top 10.
For Sevilla, it was a second successive home loss following last weekend's 2-1 defeat to coach Gregorio Manzano's former side Real Mallorca and means they once again missed the chance to climb up to fourth spot.
The Andalusian side, who had still won nine of their opening 12 matches under Manzano despite their setback against Mallorca, were fortunate not to be behind after just two minutes when Manu rounded goalkeeper Andres Palop, but the Getafe captain could only find the side-netting from a tight angle.
Sevilla finally got into their stride and Ndri Romaric brought a good one-handed save out of Getafe custodian Jordi Codina in the 20th minute before the hosts took the lead through Kanoute.
Romaric did well to get a cross in from the goalline and, after Getafe defender Ivan Marcano had made a mess of trying to volley the ball clear, the unmarked Kanoute sidefooted in from close range.
Sevilla still held that advantage heading into the second half, but they soon found themselves facing a Getafe onslaught.
Palop denied Manu in the 52nd minute before Miku thumped a shot against the Sevilla crossbar two minutes later after latching onto Jaime Gavilan's cross.
Not long after that Getafe won a penalty when Marcano's far-post header struck the arm of Abdoulay Konko.
Konko, whose head was turned the other way as the ball hit him, protested the decision but it made no difference and Manu drew Getafe level from the spot - although Palop came agonisingly close to saving his effort.
Three minutes later buoyant Getafe were celebrating the lead when Miku brought down a deep cross at the far post before lashing an unstoppable left-footed shot past Palop.
Sevilla briefly threatened at the other end when Diego Perotti was denied by Codina and Martin Caceres headed a good chance wide, but Getafe ensured the points would be heading back up to the capital with them when Rios netted in the 77th minute.
The home side failed to clear the danger and Rios latched on to the loose ball to thump a blistering effort into the roof of the net to complete the scoring.