Real Madrid ran out eventual winners in southern Madrid on Saturday afternoon, with Cristiano Ronaldo snatching all three points with five minutes to go.
Real's injury-stricken team struggled to assert themselves against newly promoted Getafe, who produced a superb display against the European champions, and were ultimately unlucky not to walk away with a point.
Zidane's side have suffered a stuttering start to this year's campaign, and despite winning and Barcelona drawing with Atletico Madrid, they still find themselves five points adrift of the Catalans, who are yet to be defeated this season.
However, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was pleased with his side's resilience on what was a tough afternoon for Los Blancos.
Speaking to the Real Madrid Website, he said, "We started well, made chances and went in the break at 1-0. In the first 10 or 15 minutes of the second half we cooled off a bit but rounded the game off with character, getting the win and the three points.
"The game was good but not perfect. We're happy with the result, let's see if we can catch the others. It was a deserved win and that's that”.
He admitted that his side struggled to dominate throughout periods of the game, especially in the second half where the home side looked equally likely to score.
“It was 90 minutes and we knew we could score whenever. The first ten minutes of the second half were tough but we coped.
"Isco did great and came up with the assist. We weren't as tight in the second half. We changed our tack and found that hole for Isco to set up Cristiano Ronaldo's first goal this year.”
Zidane and his players will be delighted with the win, which could prove vital in gaining the lost ground between them and Barcelona later in the season.