Goals from Federico Fazio, Manu del Moral and Frederic Kanoute gave Sevilla a 3-0 win over Getafe on Monday for their first victory at home in four matches in La Liga.
Sevilla are now only two points behind fourth-placed Levante UD, the last Champions League position in Serie A.
Sevilla went in front in the 32nd minute when Fazio was left unmarked on the edge of the six-yard box to head in Ivan Ratikic’s corner.
Del Moral, who joined Sevilla from Getafe in the summer, made it 2-0 in the 50th minute.
Kanoute capped the win in stoppage-time with a well-placed shot into the right corner of the net.
Getafe, who had won on their previous three league visits to the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, have yet to win away from home this season and they are just one point above the relegation zone.
At the weekend, league leaders Real Madrid beat Sporting de Gijon 3-0 to remain three points ahead of Barcelona, who routed Levante 5-0, but who have played an extra game.
The two rivals meet on Saturday in the first clasico of the season at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu.