Referee appointment made for Zenit v Villarreal

Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi has been appointed to take charge of Thursday's match.
Referee appointment made for Zenit v Villarreal
He will be assisted by Filippo Meli, Matteo Passeri, Paolo Valeri, Maurizio Mariani all from Italy. The fourth official will be Giorgio Peretti.

Zenit have played 11 matches with Italian referees and have won five, drawn three and lost three under their stewardship. 

Gianluca Rocchi has refereed Zenit twice, firstly in the 3-0 home win in the 2014 UEFA Champions League qualification match against Standard Liege and the 1-0 defeat away in the last 32 of the UCL of against Benfica in 2016.

The match against Villarreal will be held on Thursday 7 March and will begin at 20:55 St. Petersburg time.