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Bale scored with his first touch after coming on in the 81st minute as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Emirates club Al Jazira 2-1 on Wednesday.
Zidane also confirmed that Gareth Bale will miss Saturday's league game at home to Sevilla, but was optimistic about his fast recovery.
Bale came off the bench after a long injury layoff to set up two goals and help Madrid's reserves secure a 2-2 draw against third-division Fuenlabrada at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
Bale's four-year spell in the Spanish capital has been dogged by injuries, particularly in the past year as he has completed 90 minutes just four times.
The Welsh attacker returned to training at the start of this month only to almost immediately fall victim to a thigh injury.
Bale hasn't played for Madrid since September when he was ruled unfit to play because of "swelling (.) to the soleus muscle of his left leg."
While only 23 of the 32 qualifiers for next year's World Cup have been determined, there's already a long list of high-profile players who have missed the cut.
The 28-year-old forward missed Real Madrid's league game with Espanyol on Sunday but reported to the Wales camp the following morning.
Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Wales's final two crucial World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Ireland.
Ronaldo marked his 150th European game with second-half goals after Bale's stunning early volley gave Real the lead.
Ronaldo claimed two second-half goals after Gareth Bale's stunning early volley gave Real the lead at Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park.
Bale bounced back from jeers as Real Madrid opened their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia.
Gareth Bale believes he can still win over the Real Madrid faithful after silencing his critics with a sensational solo goal to seal a vital 3-1 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday.
With star strikers Benzema and Ronaldo unavailable, the Spanish champions will have to find a new attacking combination.
The winger had moved to the Spanish club from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 for a then world-record fee of 100.8 million euros.