Zenit Saint Petersburg players celebrated on and around injured teammate Artem Dzyuba as he lay stricken in the goal during a 2-0 win against Dynamo Moscow.
Having put them ahead on the hour mark, target man Dzyuba played a pivotal role in Zenit’s second goal but ended up hurt in the process.
Meeting Emiliano Rigoni’s hanging cross to the far post, Dzyuba headed against the bar while colliding with a combination of goalkeeper and upright.
Strike partner Sardar Amoun tapped in the rebound to send the home fans at the Kirov Stadium into raptures in Wednesday’s Russian Premier League match.
As Dzyuba lay reeling on the turf, Rigoni ran up and kicked his backside before Oleg Shatov sat down on him and cheered.
Dzyuba, who scored three goals for Russia at last summer’s World Cup, emerged unscathed and lasted the full ninety minutes.