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Cristiano, James and Kroos keep the 'Zidane effect' rolling

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With Marcelo and Bale still sidelined, Zidane decided to rest Isco and give run-outs to Kovacic and Danilo.

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Visitors Athletic Club, without a win at the Bernabéu in 10 years, went 4-3-3 with Lekue, Aduriz and Sabin Merino up front and Iker Muniain on the bench.

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Cordial pre-match handshakes between the two coaches, Valverde and Zidane.

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Giant leap. Cristiano gets himself in the mood.

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Dream start. Madrid were in front within two minutes of kick-off. Cristiano firing in against one of his favourite victims.

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His opener was his 15th in 13 league games against Athletic.

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The leads lasted just a few minutes, Eraso pounced on Varane's misjudged back pass to level it up on nine minutes.

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Eraso wheels away.

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Kovacic impressed on his first game back.

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James Rodríguez restored Madrid's lead with a typical, self-styled 'golazo' just after the half hour.

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Toni Kroos made it 3-1, shooting on the turn, just moments before the half-time whistle.

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Zidane gestures to his players from the technical area.

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Cristiano grabbed his second of the game with four minutes to go. Elustondo pulled one back for the visitors as it finished 4-2.

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Captain Sergio Ramos congratulates Cristiano, who is LaLiga's top scorer on 21 goals.

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