Branislav Ivanovic: Chelsea legend breaks Russian Cup during celebration

Branislav Ivanovic: Chelsea legend breaks Russian Cup during celebration

- Branislav Ivanovic led Zenit Saint Petersburg to Russian Cup triumph

- The Chelsea legend lifted the cup when the trophy slipped out of his hands and it broke

- The 36-year-old joined the Russian top-flight side in 2017 after spending nine years at Chelsea

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Former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic broke the Rusian Cup while celebrating Zenit Saint Petersburg's triumph over FC Khimki.

Artem Dzyuba scored the only goal of the game from the spot-kick in the six minutes before the final whistle to win their second silverware this recently concluded campaign.

The 36-year-old helped the Lions hold on to their lead until the last minute of the fixture, but only took a few seconds to trip and break the silver cup during jubilation.

His colleagues could only stare at the pieces of the broken silverware with mixed emotions - as they were not sure whether to laugh or be angry because they were yet to use it take pictures.

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The Blues legend, however, tried to bring out a joke from the situation just to make his teammates who attempted to fix the broken cup smile.

However, Zenit expressed their remorse in their tweet, which had nearly half a million views.

"Ok, you've all heard by now we managed to drop and break the Russian Cup, and we'd like to say sorry!" stated the Russian club.

Ivanovic left Stamford Bridge in 2017 after spending close to ten years winning three Premier League titles.

Branislav Ivanovic: Chelsea legend breaks Russian Cup title during celebration

Branislav Ivanovic in action for the Russian top-flight side. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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He was part of the historic Blues team that won the UEFA Champions League title in 2012, and the following year, lifted the Europa League title.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Kepa Arrizabalaga came under fire once again after conceding five goals in Chelsea's 5-3 defeat to Premier League champions Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday, July 22.

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The result hampered the Blues' chances of playing Champions League football next season as they slipped to fourth on the table with one match to wrap up the season.

Frank Lampard's men have one last chance to qualify for the UEFA elite competition this campaign - and it is to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers in their last league game.

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