Real Madrid pulled off a 4-2 victory over Athletic Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday as manager Zinedine Zidane lavished praise on his superstar winger Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese sensation scored a brace, effectively starting and ending the proceedings for Los Blancos. James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos got on the score sheet after Ronaldo’s 3rd minute opener, which was cancelled out by a 10th minute goal by Eraso Goni, but the winger wrapped things up with an 87th minute strike. In a season where Ronaldo has sometimes been played in a more central role, Real manager Zinedine Zidane singled out his performance on the wing for praise. “We went looking for that because, for me, Cristiano is very important on the wing,” Zizou told reporters after the match, according to “He has speed and is very good one-on-one. In addition, Athletic are a very strong opponent and apply pressure all together. They do very well at putting pressure on one side […]