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sport news SIX RED CARDS! Zenit St Petersburg's clash with Spartak Moscow erupts in a mass ... trends now

sport news SIX RED CARDS! Zenit St Petersburg's clash with Spartak Moscow erupts in a mass ... trends now

SIX RED CARDS! Zenit St Petersburg's clash with Spartak Moscow erupts in a mass brawl with both squads fighting resulting in six players not even on the pitch dismissed... and then Zenit won the game on penalties! The hosts knock Spartak Moscow out of the Russian Cup following mass brawl Six players given marching orders with order not restored for some time Zenit St Petersburg went on to win the drama-filled tie 4-2 on penalties

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Zenit St Petersburg's Russia Cup tie against Spartak Moscow descended into chaos as six players were sent off following a mass brawl in injury time at the end of the 90 minutes. 

With the game finely poised at 0-0, both sides appeared to have settled for deciding the tie from the penalty spot.

As Spartak took a deep free kick from inside their half, forward Quincy Promes and midfielder Wilmar Barrios  clashed shoulders and appeared to exchange a few words but few would have expected the reaction of their teammates as almost every member of staff, both playing and not, piled in for a mass brawl on the pitch.

The referee fruitlessly tried to intervene as the initial punches and kicks started raining down

The referee fruitlessly tried to intervene as the initial punches and kicks started raining down

Such scenes are an unwelcome distraction from the game at hand, but some humour could perhaps be found in watching the referee chase after individuals as he dished out red card after red card. 

The initial scuffle was escalated by Rodrigao Prado, number 55 for Zenit, running in and choosing to

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