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ROME - The entire Italian league stands to benefit after Torino came back to beat nine-man Copenhagen 5-1 Thursday and complete a clean sweep with all four Serie A clubs advancing from the group phase of the Europa League. Joc Pederson Jersey .Inter Milan, Fiorentina and Napoli had already reached the last 32 and Roma dropped down to the continents secondary competition by finishing third in its Champions League group.With Juventus advancing in the Champions League, Italy has six clubs still competing in Europe — the best showing for the Serie A since 2008-09.In the intervening five years, Italy has dropped from near the top of UEFAs country coefficient rankings to fourth place behind Spain, England and Germany. As a result, Italy can now qualify a maximum of three clubs to the Champions League, whereas the top three countries can land four clubs in the lucrative competition.With fifth-place Portugal and sixth-place France not far behind Italy, this seasons showing could provide Serie A with some much-needed breathing room.In Group B, Torino finished second to Club Brugge, which edged Helsinki 2-1.Elsewhere, Dynamo Moscow become the sixth team in competition history to win all six group matches as Aleksei Ionov scored in the 90th minute for a 1-0 success at PSV Eindhoven, which went through second in Group E.None of the previous five clubs to accomplish the feat of group-stage perfection advanced past the Round of 16.Defending champion Sevilla advanced with a 1-0 win at home to Rijeka, but had to settle for second place in Group G. Denis Suarezs 20th-minute goal gave the Spaniards victory, but they remained a point behind Feyenoord, which won 3-0 at Standard Liege.In Group A, Borussia Monchengladbach and Villarreal advanced with wins over Zurich and Apollon Limassol, respectively; Dnipro claimed second in Group F by beating St. Etienne 1-0; and in Group C, Besiktas leapfrogged Tottenham for first with a 1-0 win in Turkey in a match twice delayed by lighting failure.French club Guingamp reached the knockout phase for the first time with a 2-1 win at Greek side PAOK, as Claudio Beauvue scored both goals for the visitors.Guingamp finished second to Fiorentina in Group K, even though the Tuscan side lost 2-1 at home to Dinamo Minsk.In Switzerland, Young Boys beat Sparta Prague 2-0 to overtake the visitors and qualify second to Napoli — which shut out Slovan Bratislava 3-0 — in Group I.Inter, which had already won Group F, drew 0-0 at Qarabag in Azerbaijan.Olympiakos, Liverpool, Zenit St. Petersburg, Anderlecht, Ajax, Sporting Lisbon and Athletic Bilbao also dropped down from the Champions League.Torino hadnt won a match since October — a run of four defeats and three draws — and it wasnt a promising start for the visitors when Daniel Amartey put Copenhagen ahead after just six minutes.But Josef Martinez levelled on the quarter hour. Then Mikael Antonsson was sent off on the half-hour mark and Mathias Jorgensen saw red 10 minutes later for a foul inside the area.Former Juventus forward Amauri netted the resulting penalty and then early in the second half, Martinez added another and Matteo Darmian and Gaston Silva were also on target.The goal we conceded at the start was a cold shower but we reacted well, Martinez said.Torino is 17th in Serie A, one spot above the relegation zone.Were starting to do what we want and what were capable of, which until now weve only shown glimpses of, Torino coach Giampiero Ventura said. Now if the draw gives us a tough opponent, thats more than welcome.The Round of 32 draw will be held Monday at UEFA headquarters in Switzerland. Chris Taylor Jersey . Louis Cardinals continued their offensive tear with a 9-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opener of a four-game series. Enrique Hernandez Jersey .com) - The Eastern Conferences best team takes on one of its worst Tuesday night when the Atlanta Hawks pay a visit to the Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers.With just two days until the NHL Trade Deadline, check out the latest trade-related reports and speculation from around the NHL beat. And follow TSN.ca right through Deadline Day for all the updates. Getting Creative The Pittsburgh Penguins will try their best to acquire Ryan Kesler from the Vancouver Canucks before the Trade Deadline. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, Penguins GM Ray Shero will do everything he can to trade for Kesler by Wednesdays deadline. Dreger reports the Penguins arent the only team showing interest in the veteran centre, however, with the Detroit Red Wings, Columbus Blue Jackets, and New York Rangers also showing interest. Among other topics Dreger touched on was Rangers forward Ryan Callahans softening contract demands and the several veterans that could be on the move before Wednesdays deadline. Surprise Trade Piece Despite not playing a game since late November, Dallas Stars defenceman Stephane Robidas may still be a hot commodity at the Trade Deadline. Dreger tweeted that the veteran blueliner, who has been out with a broken leg, is garnering interest. Robidas, 37, could be back by mid-March, according to Dreger. Netminder Insurance Heading to the playoffs, the Minnesota Wild may be looking for some insurance for rookie goaltender Darcy Kuemper. TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reports that Ryan Miller isnt likely to be the only goalie moved before the deadline, and New Jersey Devils veteran netminder Martin Brodeur could be a perfect fit for the Wild. The Wild need another goalie wiith Niklas Backstrom battling injuries and Josh Harding out indefinitely after his MS flared up, and Brodeur could be receptive to a move to Minnesota where his son plays high school hockey and good friend Zach Parise on the team. Yasmani Grandal Jersey. Keeping Pace In light of the St. Louis Blues acquisition of goalie Ryan Miller, several of the Blues rivals in the Western Conference could make moves to keep pace with the team. According to Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, teams like the Chcago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings, and Anaheim Ducks could be looking to add talent as well. Names floating around for those teams include Thomas Vanek, Matt Moulson, Tyler Myers, and Andrew MacDonald. Landing Spots Matheson also took a look at the Edmonton Oilers and where some of their tradable assets may wind up. Forwards Ales Hemsky and Ryan Smyth could be on the move while defenceman Nick Schultz may also be traded. Schultz is one of several defencemen Matheson reports the Boston Bruins are looking at, with others including MacDonald, Chris Phillips, and Andrej Meszaros. Pressing Forward Despite not being in a playoff spot as of Monday, the Ottawa Senators are expected to be buyers at the Trade Deadline. Senators owner Eugene Melnyk said during Sundays Heritage Classic that his team is definitely not going to be sellers this season. 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