The traditional pre-match meeting between team representatives and UEFA has finished at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.
Zenit will begin the Europa League group stage in its home uniform: coach Luciano Spalletti’s team will play in its sky-blue colored uniform. Zenit’s goalie will play in yellow. Anderlecht, today"s hosts, will play in white. The Belgian goalkeeper will play in red. The referee team serving today’s match will fulfill their duties in red and black uniforms. About 13,000 fans are expected at the match, of which at least 700 will be Zenit fans. Right now it’s sunny in Brussels. The temperature is 12 degrees above zero.