UEFA Europa League: Zenit 2 Torino 0

Torino had kept their opponents comfortably at bay for the first half an hour of Thursday's meeting at the Stadion Petrovsky, but Benassi's sending-off for two bookable offences gave Zenit a huge boost.

Managed by Andre Villas-Boas, winner of this competition in 2011 with Porto, Zenit took full advantage of Benassi's red card to take a significant step towards the quarter-finals.

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