Zenit v Vardar: Belgian referee appointed for the match
29-year-old Belgium Bart Vertenten will be the man in the middle for our next UEFA Europa League game at home to Macedonia's Vardar.
Bart Fertenten began his career in 2011 and since 2014 has been on the international referees list. He has overseen Russian teams twice before in 2014 in the UEFA Youth League between Zenit and Monaco and in 2016 when Krasnodar beat Malta's Birkirkara 3-0.
Belgian referees have been in charge of five matches involving the blue-white-sky blues previously and Zenit have won only one victory, three times drawn and suffered one defeat.
The match against Vardar will be held on Thursday 23 November and will begin at 21:00. Tickets are available on tickets.fc-zenit.ru.