Atletico Madrid returned to winning ways on Sunday afternoon with a home victory over Rayo Vallecano.
That run of results saw Diego Simeone‘s men drop 17 points behind leaders Real Madrid.
But while a title challenge now seems out of reach, they did manage to make three of those points up on Sunday.
After Real Madrid lost to Getafe, Atleti produced a professional display at home to a coronavirus-hit Rayo Vallecano.
Rayo had double-figure absentees due to coronavirus, but Atleti still had a job to do, and Angel Correa ensured it got done with two smart finishes.
The result takes Atleti to within 14 points of Real Madrid with a game in hand.
Meanwhile, Rayo slip below Atleti, two points below in fifth place.