Twitter reaction to Andre Villas Boas's Zenit St Petersburg's win over Benfica

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Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas got off to a winning start in the Champions League as his Zenit St Petersburg beat Benfica 2-0 in Lisbon.

Former Tottenham and Chelsea manager Andre Villas Boas had a side in Champions League action last night as his Zenit St Petersburg side won 2-0 against Benfica in Lisbon to go top of Group C.

Goals from Hulk and Axel Witsel were enough to give the Russian side all three points and for them to top the group in the early stages of the competition - with the home side losing goalkeeper Artur to a red card for preventing a goalscoring opportunity before the midway point of the first half.

They face Monaco in Russia on October 1, after they also got off to a winning start with a 1-0 home victory over Bayer Leverkusen.

The result means Andre Villas Boas's side has now gone 11 games unbeaten, and they inflicted a first home defeat on Benfica in two years.

There seemed to be plenty of reaction from fans on twitter, notably from a couple of Tottenham supporters, after their former head coach registered an opening day victory to make them one of the early favourites to qualify from their group.

Here is a selection of what they had to say: 

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