Nino bagged a hat-trick as Tenerife got the better of Getafe to secure a vital 3-2 win in an entertaining Primera Division game.
Things looked ominous for Jose Luis Otra's relegation-threatened side as Pedro Leon gave Getafe the lead after just 10 minutes.
But Nino hit back after half an hour and gave the Canary Islanders the lead with just over 20 minutes remaining.
Javier Casquero then equalised for Getafe with 15 minutes left, but Tenerife reacted once again and Nino completed his hat-trick with the winning goal shortly afterwards.
Tenerife began the day in 18th spot, three points adrift of 17th-placed Malaga, but the Canary Islanders were boosted in midweek by their first away win in the league all season, a deserved 2-0 victory at Sporting Gijon.
This was another key game for the promoted side, especially with Malaga and 19th-placed Valladolid due to meet at the same time.
But things did not get off to a good start for the home side as Getafe took the lead after just 10 minutes.
Miku got to the by-line and pulled the ball back invitingly for Leon, who smashed a thunderous right-footed effort into the corner to give the Madrid-based side an early advantage.
And it had been coming.
Getafe got off to the better start and Leon himself was guilty of a glaring miss just two minutes before the goal.
He atoned for his error, though, and Getafe were in front.
Manu Del Moral wasted a great chance to make it two after 24 minutes and the veteran striker was left to rue his miss as Nino levelled on the half-hour mark.
The in-form striker rose to head home Roman Martinez's cross and the locals grew in confidence after that.
Their dominance was total in the remainder of the half and Alejandro Alfaro was twice denied by Getafe keeper Jordi Codina.
Jose Antonio Culebras also blasted off target with the goal at his mercy following a free-kick and Getafe will have been happy to go in on level terms at the interval.
The second half took a while to spring to life, but again Tenerife dominated.
Miguel Torres blocked Roman's goalbound shot and Mane made a heroic clearance to deny Nino as the locals pressured.
And they finally got their reward after 69 minutes, when Marc Bertran released Nino and the Tenerife striker, all on his own, coolly slotted an angled shot past Codina to make it 2-1.
Getafe came back through Casquero's close-range header with a quarter of an hour left, but Nino hit the winner less than a minute later, when he beat the offside trap, left Codina grounded and slid into the empty net to complete an impressive hat-trick.
It was a deserved win for Tenerife and sees the Canary Islanders boost their hopes of survival.
They are now just a point behind 17th-placed Malaga, while Getafe remain in eighth, having missed a great opportunity to move into the top six.