Los Blancos coach Schuster expects a though match against the Russian side.
“Zenit are a team who have found a good balance of strength and speed, while tactically they are also very sound,” said Schuster.
“Their Dutch coach, Advocaat has instilled a very offensive philosophy in the team and they like to attack, just like us.”
He added: “To win away in the Champions League is always difficult. We know that it will not be easy to gain a victory at Zenit or at Juventus but it is necessary to win at least one of them.”