ST. PETERSBURG, March 12 /TASS/. Russia’s FC Zenit beat Italian Torino in the first 1/8 stage match of Europa League round /2-0/ held in St. Petersburg on Thursday.
Axel Witsel opened the score on the 38th minutes. Domenico Criscito scored the second goal on the 53rd minute. .
Torino’s midfielder Marco Benassi was sent off on the 28th minute after being yellow carded for the second time.
A return meet will take place in Torino on March 19.