De Vries was back to his best as Brendan Rodgers' Celtic side took a first leg lead against the Russian side.
Former Rangers goalkeeper Neil Alexander backs Celtic’s Dorus de Vries ahead of the Europa League tie on Thursday.
Veteran goalkeeper Dorus de Vries is expected to start between the sticks as Celtic face Zenit St Petersburg in the Europa League round of 32.
Dorus de Vries joined Celtic in the summer of 2016.
Dorus de Vries appears to have won the battle for the number one spot ahead of Dundee loanee Scott Bain at Scottish Premiership champions Celtic.
The Dutchman was part of the Celtic starting line-up that lost 7-0 to Barcelona in last season's Champions League group stage.
Celtic's Dorus de Vries claims he had a chance to go back to the Premier League last summer.
Had you offered the five new player arrivals to Celtic fans before the start of the window, most would have taken it.
The former Bhoy would be a fine addition to the Celtic squad considering their current goalkeeping situation.
The Celtic goalkeeper has been ruled out for 12 weeks as confirmed by his manager yesterday.