Sergei Semak’s Zenit team lined up in a 5-4-1 formation. Sardar Azmoun led the line for the Russian side, with Claudinho on the left-wing and Malcom on the right. Kuzyaev and Wendel started in central midfield, with Douglas Santos at left wing-back and Aleksei Sutormin at right wing-back. The three centre backs were Rakitskiy, Wilmar Barrios and Chistyakov. Stanislav Kritsyuk started in goal.