Zidane hails Bale, Ronaldo after victory at Dortmund
Dortmund: Zinedine Zidane praised goal- scorers Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, who netted twice in a 3-1 victory as Real Madrid finally claimed a Champions League win at Borussia Dortmund.
Ronaldo marked his 150th European game with second-half goals after Bale's stunning early volley gave Real the lead at Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored Dortmund's consolation goal with just over half an hour left, but the Germans were simply out-played by holders Real.
Having also netted twice against APOEL, Ronaldo has now scored four goals in just two Champions League games this season.
"I'm happy for Cristiano... again! I'm delighted for Ronaldo and Bale," said Zidane.
This is the first time Dortmund have lost at home to Real in seven European games while holders Madrid have now scored in 38 successive Champion League games.
"It is difficult to play in this stadium, we have never won here, so this victory was important to us, and the whole game was good for us from start to finish,"
"We had a lot of ball possession, that was the key.
"Dortmund played as impressively as ever, but we compensated well."
Dortmund shaded possession and matched Real's tally of 16 shots on goal and Zidane wanted to see more chances converted.
"We could have scored more. We had chances. The important thing is to score more than our opponents and we did that," said the Frenchman.
"The side worked hard - Isco, (Luka) Modric, Casemiro and (Toni) Kroos were marvellous.
"Everyone was brilliant. It was a tremendous game."
The result leaves Real top of Group H, just ahead of Tottenham Hotspur, who beat APOEL 3-0 away, with Dortmund third and six points adrift of Spurs, who they also lost 3-1 to in London.