However, most attention will be focused on Madrid's attack where fans and media and pressing for Marco Asensio to start after he was the catalyst in Madrid's Champions League fightback against Paris Saint Germain last week and the two goals he scored against Betis.
However, Madrid's domestic struggles this season - they sit 17 points behind rivals Barcelona in LaLiga, while they suffered a shock exit at the hands of Leganes in the Copa del Rey - have led to Zidane's position coming under scrutiny. "To see all the players looking so sharp is fantastic and I'm very pleased".
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo seems to have an unmatchable appetite for goals. The 33-year old has already scored seven times in the second-half of the Spanish top tier and has netted five times in the last two games in all competitions, including a hat-trick in the win over Real Sociedad last weekend.
"In the second half, we pressed high, ran hard and with the quality we have if we play in the opposition half we can make it difficult for any opponent". "Things stay in the dressing room, but it's true I spoke with them, to explain some things, and we did much better in the second half". "I always get this kind of question", he told reporters. Zidane opted for a rotated line-up after his side's midweek victory in the Champions League and it looked to have cost him dearly - but his players seemed determined to avoid another upset.
The Portugal star has found his shooting boots in Spain's top flight, having endured a hard first half of the campaign. It was uncharacteristically poor defending from the Spaniard, who has been a standout performer in an otherwise porous defensive line.