"It was a game we needed to win; we played at home and wanted to start the Champions League well".
"We needed this victory", Zidane said.
"He is a key player for us [and] I hope he continues in the same vain".
DF Casemiro, 8 - A lovely dink over the top for Ronaldo showed the velvet glove Casemiro possesses.
Ronaldo wasted little time in getting back on the scoresheet, announcing his return with the opener inside 12 minutes. His second in the 51st was a penalty kick after a handball was called inside the area.
He took his Champions League record tally to 107 goals.
Andriy Yarmolenko scored a wonderful goal for Dortmund, who will feel hard done by after having two goals incorrectly ruled out for offside.
Sergio Ramos' overhead kick wrapped up a fine night for the Spanish giants.
"I think Wednesday (today) is so important, to start well in the competition and get the three points will be key to the future", Pochettino said at his pre-match media conference. Los Blancos ran out 4-1 winners over Madrid rivals Atletico that day, although it took until extra time for them to make their superiority count. Whilst Borussia Dortmund will be keen to win at Wembley after losing the Champions League final there in 2013.
"We need to challenge them".
It's easy to forget that Roberto Di Matteo has won a Champions League trophy more recently than Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, but he has. "We are not aiming too high in this group but we feel our games at home will be very different than the ones away".
A downer for Madrid on the night was an early muscle injury which saw midfielder Mateo Kovacic hobble off midway through the first half, with tests now required to see how serious the problem is.