The Portugal ace drew level with Messi, after winning his fifth Golden Ball earlier this week, and was a thorn in Sevilla’s side.
Ronaldo scored a brace in the 5-0 thrashing and Zidane who has always defended the forward during his goal drought, and feels vindicated after his performance.
“It could be this is his perfect week and I hope he continues in this rhythm,” he told a news conference.
“I already said – I didn’t say it for nothing – because I know him and I know his ambition every day in training, I knew he was going to score.
“Sometimes he doesn’t and nobody is happy, but you always have to be careful with him.”