Empoli and Torino had to settle for a point apiece as the two Serie A strugglers played out a goalless draw on Monday evening.
Torino continued to look a shadow of the side who qualified for the Europa League last season as they were held to their fifth draw of the season.
Empoli had the better chances, but, despite ending the game with an extra man after Pontus Jansson was sent off, they could not find a way past their opponents.
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Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella said the Europa League draw has not been too kind to Italian clubs, although he is looking forward to facing Tottenham Hotspur in the last 32.
Aside from the Viola's clash with Spurs, Inter Milan face Celtic, Napoli play Trabzonspor, Torino are up against Athletic Bilbao, while Roma face Feyenoord.
"I think maybe the Italian sides could have been a bit luckier, but we'll give it a go," Montella said, referring primarily to his own side's misfortune in meeting Mauricio...