There is still believed to be tension between Zidane and Isco following quotes from the attacker while on Spain duty, but the Los Blancos manager was delighted with the 25-year-old's performance at the weekend.
"I'm happy with how he played and with his goal. He had a great match and I'm happy for him and the team. He deserves [the praise]. He was important for Malaga and he was today for Madrid," Zidane told reporters.
Isco has scored eight goals and registered nine assists in 44 appearances for Madrid during the 2017-18 campaign.