Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is determined for them to stay in the title race mix.
"My hope is that we arrive in the last five matches still in with a chance," he explained in his post-match press conference.
"There are still a lot of matches to be played, we're going from match to match.
"We'll try to continue in this way, now we have a complicated trip to Russia before Villarreal."
Vitolo has made a slow start to life in the Spanish capital, although the Spaniard put in his best performance since joining the club on Sunday.
Simeone has noticed his upturn in form, and was quick to praise the former Sevilla midfielder.
"He's growing, everyone is performing at such a high level," he admitted.
"We wanted him to make a leap forwards in his quality during transitional play, he's getting closer to what we want from him.
"Today he got the reward he deserved by scoring a goal, we hope he continues improving."