Real Madrid kept the pressure on at the top of La Liga with another win at The Bernabeu under Zinedine Zidane.
Los Blancos were the third title chaser to win on Wednesday night, with both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid coming through potentially troublesome away fixtures, with ease.
Karim Benzema grabbed another opening goal to set Real Madrid on their way, heading in from close range on 41 minutes.
Lucas Vázquez continued his fine rise into a key player for the Real Madrid first team squad with a second goal on 69 minutes.
And, Luka Modric completed the win with a lung bursting run and volley for the third.
Watch highlights of Real Madrid 3 – Villarreal 0 below.