Zenit v RB Leipzig: Italian referee appointed for the match
42-year-old Daniele Orsato will be the man in the middle for Thursday's match at Stadium St. Petersburg.
Daniele Orsato has been a Serie A referee since 2006 and has refereed in European competition since 2007. Since 2015he has been classed as an elite UEFA referee.
He has once overseen a Zenit match, when in March 2013, we lost 2-0 away to Basel in the Europa league.
Orsato has also worked two international matches involving the Russian national team, a 3-0 win over Lithuania in a friendly match and the 3-0 defeat to Wales at the recent European Championship.
Zenit have had five wins, two draws and three defeats under Italian referees.
Thursday's game at Stadium St. Petersburg will kick-off at 9pm and tickets are still available here: tickets.fc-zenit.ru