In his debut half-season at the helm it was a 6-0 victory against Espanyol that brought purring in the Spanish press over Zidane and his reinvention of a side that had been listless and leaderless under Rafa Benitez, who never really fit the company profile despite his sterling work at Castilla.
The opening exchange of Sunday's meeting at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu was as one-sided as one is likely to see at this level.
Real Madrid record their first home La Liga win of the 2017-18 campaign courtesy of a 2-0 success over Espanyol on Sunday night.
Real made no announcement on the injury, which was originally thought to only be a cramp, but Zidane said Bale had a small calf strain.
"I see him in good shape, I see that he is happy and focused", said Zidane at his pre-match media conference after being asked about a Ronaldo renewal.
Madrid are seven points behind Liga leaders Barcelona in sixth place in the Liga standings after dropping points in each of their three home games this season.
"We would love to play all our games here at the Bernabeu", he said. Gareth Bale is a doubt and may not be risked ahead of the global break where he will surely feature for Wales, with qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on the line.
"We know that although we have the best players that does not mean we win every game by three or four goals". Oscar Duarte remains out injured with a long-term injury, although Javi Fuego is back from sickness and can feature alongside Sergi Darder in midfield.
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Make friends: Check out Managing Madrid for moreReal Madridcoverage. With Gareth Bale a doubt as well, things will revolve around Ronaldo and he simply has to deliver - a situation in which he thrives.
Gerard Moreno hit the post just before the break, whilst Keylor Navas denied Marc Navarro and Nacho produced a brilliant goal line clearance to prevent Leo Baptistao a tap in. This must be the start of a recovery for Zidane's side. That confidence shone through in midweek, with Real Madrid beating Borussia Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion for the first time in their history.
It's unclear why there is such a difference in results at home and away this season, but the demands of the fans in the Bernabeu, where nothing else than a win will suffice, could be one reason and supporters have been quick to latch onto errors and boo players such as Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. It might not be the most comfortable of games, but Madrid might finally pull through.
Reed holed a 15-foot birdie on the 15th, and Spieth hit his tee shot on the par-3 16th to 6 feet for birdie to square the match. Charley Hoffman and Kevin Chappell coasted to a 6&5 win over Presidents Cup debutants Charl Schwartzel and Anirban Lahiri.
Indonesia's coordinating minister, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, people should be prepared for the worst of Mount Agung. Evacuees are now living in temporary shelters: sports centres, village halls or even with relatives or friends.
Chinese leaders were for long the North's diplomatic allies but express increasing frustration with the government of Kim Jong-un. Ri reportedly added that "We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong Un".
Overall, ratings for Sunday's games were down roughly four percent when you combine the coverage on Fox, CBS and NBC. LeSean McCoy of the Buffalo Bills kneels during the national anthem on Sunday in Orchard Park, New York.
This, he said, reflects the trust reposed in the party by voters and their expectations from its leaders. Modi may use the opportunity to highlight his government's pro-poor measures and other policy decisions.
An Egyptian woman who was dubbed world's heaviest woman has passed away at a hospital in Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates aged 37. A team of more than 20 doctors had been caring for Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty since her arrival at Burjeel Hospital in May.
Westbrook, the league's reigning MVP, has been sitting on the deal for months; the Thunder first dangled the deal in July. The NBA All-Star guard said in the statement that he feels "so honored" to stay a part of the Thunder organization.
The move to 3G does mean that battery life takes a hit, in the form of 6.5 hours of talk time and "up to" 27 days of standby time. All these phones have a matte finish which prolongs the durability of the device and they even sport shiny, new silver keypads.
Sergio Agüero, the Manchester City striker, has been injured in a vehicle accident in Amsterdam, the club has confirmed. I know it's still early in the season but that's still a lot of points already. "I've broken a rib, now I'm resting.
Spanish security forces were deployed to neutralise polling stations across the region seeking independence from the country. In that sense, the vote is more of a pressure tactic on Madrid than an outright bid for independence.
New York Times reports that the original travel ban was applicable to people from six Muslim-majority countries. Where and when the next legal showdown on revised ban by Donald Trump will take place isn't clear yet.
Jose Mourinho "angry" over Premier League scheduling?
"Apart from Manchester United and us, there are other great teams with great players in the Premier League ". However, Barton has pointed to the fact City had a good start to the season previous year but fell away.
Bombardier, Siemens, Alstom, Tesla and more
Alstom has pared back its operations in recent years after selling its power-generation business to General Electric Co. Alstom and Siemens, Europe's leading train manufacturers, have agreed to join forces .
AAA: TN gas prices on a steady decline
According to GasBuddy, prices have fallen 8.6 cents per gallon in the past week to $2.41 per gallon average price. One year ago, the price was 25.6 less than yesterday's average, GasBuddy said.
15 dead after Hurricane Maria hits Dominica
A member of a rescue team covers his eyes as he waits to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico. Hartley Henry, an adviser to the prime minister, said there had been a " tremendous loss of housing and public buildings ".
Wenger urges Alexis Sanchez to prove his worth
Arsenal are in the Europa League for the first time under Wenger and are still getting adjusted to the Thursday-Sunday schedule. The Gunners beat Leicester in a 4-3 thriller on the opening night and have since brushed aside Bournemouth in North London .
Lavrov hints US-Russia 'Tit-for-tat' could end
Though both Washington and Pyongyang have rejected the proposal, he said, "we believe that the potential is not yet exhausted". Lavrov noted that Pyongyang is carefully watching how the United States deals with that pact, now up for recertification.