Two quickfire goals handed Eibar victory after they cruised past 10-man Real Betis 3-1.
Pedro Leon and Sergi Enrich scored after Cristiano Piccini was sent off in the first half to help move Eibar up to seventh in LaLiga.
Ruben Castro grabbed a late consolation but Eibar restored their two-goal lead at the death through Kike.
They are level on points with Atletico Madrid -- and just three points off the top three having played a game more -- following a sixth win of the season which was gifted to them after Piccini's 17th-minute dismissal.
The defender saw red after tugging back Takashi Inui, who was clean through, and from the resulting free-kick Leon put the hosts ahead from the edge of the box.
Six minutes later Enrich's close-range finish doubled the lead at the Estadio Municipal de Ipura.
The hosts dominated the rest of the first half, with Leon going close to a third, without adding to their lead and remained comfortable after the break until Betis pulled a goal back with six minutes left.
There had been little to suggest they would threaten but Castro scored when he drilled in to the bottom corner.
But there was no late fightback as Eibar added a third goal in the second minute of injury time when Kike headed in from close range.