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.
Zenit v RB Leipzig: Italian referee appointed for the match
He will be assisted by Riccardo Di Fiore, Lorenzo Manganelli, Luca Banti and Antonio Damato. The fourth official will be Alessandro Giallatini. 

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