Atletico Madrid warmed up for the second leg of their Europa League semi-final against Liverpool with a 3-1 home victory over lowly Tenerife that ends a run of three successive league defeats for the Rojiblancos.
Atletico, who beat Liverpool 1-0 on Thursday in the home leg of their European tie, took control of an action-packed game after scoring twice in the opening half-hour.
January signing Eduardo Salvio's cross-shot was diverted over his own line by Tenerife goalkeeper Sergio Aragoneses for the first goal, before the Argentinian teenager doubled Atletico's lead with a thumping effort from 12 yards out.
Tenerife's Roman Martinez pulled a goal back on the hour-mark but Atletico wrapped up the win through star striker Sergio Aguero, who was suspended for the first meeting with Liverpool but is available for Thursday's return date at Anfield.
With a combined 115 goals conceded between them prior to this match Atletico and Tenerife have two of the five worst defensive records in La Liga, and the only surprise was how there were only four goals scored at the Vicente Calderon.
Inside the opening 30 minutes alone both sides created a host of chances, with Garcia Ayoze kicking it off in the third minute with a 20-yard strike against the post.
Seven minutes after that Atletico took the lead.
Salvio put his countryman Aguero in on the edge of the box, and although Aguero's shot was well saved by Aragoneses, the loose ball fell kindly to Salvio, whose cross-shot from a tight angle was deflected in by the visiting custodian.
Atletico twice came close to increasing their lead with Aragoneses parrying behind Aguero's shot before Tiago's thumping effort from the edge of the box came back out off the underside of the crossbar.
Tenerife briefly responded with a Alejandro Alfaro shot that was held by David De Gea, before Jose Manuel Jurado put another good opening wide for the home side and Aragoneses denied Salvio when one-on-one.
Atletico finally netted the second goal they had been threatening in the 30th minute.
A patient passing movement was suddenly given some forward impetus by Tiago, whose chip over the Tenerife left-back was perfect for the overlapping Juan Valera to chest down and fire in a low cross that Salvio smashed into the roof of the net from on the penalty spot.
Opportunities continued to fall for both sides, and Tenerife were again left shaking their heads in the 47th minute when they hit the woodwork for a second time.
A superb one-two resulted in Juanlu Hens breaking into the area, and his rising shot struck the top of the crossbar before flying over.
Tenerife rode their luck soon after when Tiago wasted another great opening for Atletico, but the Canary Island side got a foothold back into the game in the 60th minute when Roman netted.
Dinei was initially denied by De Gea's outstretched foot, but the Tenerife substitute reclaimed possession before feeding Roman, who slotted home from the edge of the box.
That was the breakthrough relegation-threatened Tenerife had been pushing for, but they could make no further in-roads and Atletico sealed the points with their third 12 minutes from the end.
By that stage Atletico coach Quique Sanchez Flores had thrown Diego Forlan into the action, and the Uruguayan's through-ball gave Aguero the chance to show his speed, strength and skill as he held off the challenge of Pablo Sicilia before poking a low shot past Aragoneses.