FC Zenit Saint Petersburg won the Russian Cup after defeating FC Khimki in the finals. The Zenit players had a hard time keeping their delight and proceeded to break the glass trophy.
Artem Dzyuba scored the lone goal in the final with a penalty in the 85th minute. After the match, Zenit players were awarded their second trophy of the year after having already been crowned as the league champions. The celebrations, however, did not go as planned.
The glass trophy was awarded to the captain of the team, Branislav Ivanovic who proceeded to lift the trophy with the handles. But during the second lift, the former Chelsea right-back opted to use the base of the trophy. Ivanovic eventually lost his hold on the trophy and went on to drop it on the floor.
Thankfully, the majority of trophy escaped unscathed but the lid of the trophy was completely shattered to shards. The incident did not deter the players as they got over the shock momentarily and resumed their celebrations with the trophy, and the broken pieces as well. Since they won every bit of that trophy, it is only fitting that they celebrate with every bit of it.
Watch the incident right below:
Ok, you've all heard by now we managed to drop and break the Russian Cup, and we'd like to say sorry!🤦♂️ (watch with sound 🔉)
— FC Zenit in English✨ (@fczenit_en) July 25, 2020
“Ok, you’ve all heard by now we managed to drop and break the Russian Cup, and we’d like to say sorry!” FC Zenit managed to churn up an apology after their trophy mishap
Special congratulations to Zenit St Petersburg, who managed to win the Cup then smash their crystal trophy 5 seconds after lifting it 🙈 pic.twitter.com/mBtHOAVzRz
— Samantha Quek (@SamanthaQuek) July 25, 2020
FC Zenit enjoyed their second successive league success this season. The club registered their first double of the league and cup for the first time in their history. finished last in their Champions League group which included RB Leipzig, Lyon, and Benfica. Meanwhile, FC Khimki earned a promotion to the first division.
Zenit joins an elusive club
in recent times, the trophy is in great danger during its presentation. Last year, Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko managed to tip over the Premier League trophy off its podium, but luckily it escaped without any damage.
Similarly, current Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos dropped the Spanish Cup off the roof of a double-decker bus during its parade in the city. The trophy escaped everybody’s sights as it got beneath the vehicle before being retrieved eventually. The side had won the 2011 Spanish Cup after defeating Barcelona.