That reversal does not appear to have knocked the confidence of those at Santiago Bernabeu, with creative talents looking to catch the eye of their boss.
Isco has not always been a regular for Madrid this season, but his ability remains without question.
Zidane will have noted his efforts in training this week, with the Spain international producing a sublime dink and finish.
Mateo Kovacic has also been showcasing his finishing skills with an impudent rabona.
Real could have been knocked off the La Liga summit by the time they take to the field on Sunday, but victory over Villarreal will ensure that they end the weekend in top spot.