He will be assisted by Maksim Kovalev and Adlan Khatuev. The fourth official will be Konstantin Averyanov. VAR will be operated by Vladimir Moskalyov and Maksim Gavrilin.
In the previous 47 Zenit games refereed by Sergey Karasev the team from St. Petersburg won 30 times, lost six times and 11 matches ended with a draw. The last match was on 12 November 2022 when Zenit won 2-0 against Torpedo in Moscow.
The Cup match against Spartak will take place at the Gazprom Arena on Sunday 27 November and will kick off at 4pm St. Petersburg time.
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