About 27,000 fans are expected at the last match of the season for Zenit, of which about 500 will be Zenit supporters. A total of 350 policemen and 270 stewards will ensure fan safety in Athens, which has been hit by a wave of riots and demonstrations over the last two days.
Luciano Spalletti`s team will play today`s match in its traditional away kit – white jerseys, shorts, and socks for the field players, and a completely grey uniform for the goalkeeper. The hosts, AEK, will come onto the pitch in black and yellow. AEK`s goalkeeper will wear blue. The five French referees working the match have chosen red uniforms.
Cloudy weather is expected at the beginning of the match, with a temperature of 3 to 5 degrees above zero. Furthermore, representatives of the Greek side have noted the possibility of a strong snowstorm. This, of course, will make the Greek weather only slightly similar to snowy St. Petersburg.
The Europa League group stage 6th matchday meeting, which will be Zenit`s last match of the season, will start at 23:05 St. Petersburg time.