The Russian Cup match between Zenit St. Petersburg’s and Spartak Moscow was thrown into chaos at the end of the 90th minute when a big brawl broke out in stoppage time, sending off six players.
Strikers Quincy Promes and midfielder Wilmer Barrios bumped shoulders when Spartak took a deep free-kick from their own half and seemed to exchange words, which erupted into a massive brawl on the field.
The initial scuffle was escalated by Rodrigao Prado, number 55 for Zenit, running in and choosing to kick his opposite numbers with the referee stood merely metres away. He, rather amazingly, did not receive a red card for his role in proceedings.
It was at this point where the referee, understandably, lost total control of the match and the players with all descending onto the pitch to try and get a taste of the action.
Such was the nature of the chaos ensuing on the pitch, both substitute benches in addition to a number of coaching staff members all choose to get involved.
It is testament to that fact that the six red cards – handed out to three players from each side – were all awarded to players who were not technically playing, including former Barcelona man Malcom.