The Hulks take over Instagram

Simply adorable.  This picture was posted to Zenit St Petersburg striker Hulk’s Instagram over the weekend, along with the caption:

"Besides the protection of God, also have two super heroes at home."

Apparently, the two were quite pumped up about daddy’s performances recently. In last week’s Champions League bout at his former club Porto, Hulk scored the match-winning goal after paying a visit to Porto’s new sculpture dedicated to him at the Estadio do Dragao stadium:


Zenit player scores, swears at fans, gets red card

You stay classy Roman Shirokov.

The Zenit midfielder was subbed on in the 59th minute of a match against Volga, and he certainly made an impression. In stoppage time, Shirokov scored Zenit’s third goal, securing a 3-1 victory.

But then he carried out a bizarre celebration.

After the goal, Shirokov proceeded to flip off the home crowd. The referee wasted no time, and sent him off with a straight red card.

Apparently the fans were booing as he was subbed on because he tweeted “CSKA deserved the championship” after CSKA Moscow won the league, which assured a second place finish for Zenit. This appeared to be his way of repaying them.

H/T 101GG


Big-spending Russian’s Zenit resist Liverpool’s charge

A Jamie Carragher error ultimately proved costly as Liverpool were edged out of the Europa League despite a fine 3-1 comeback against Zenit St. Petersburg.

The veteran defender, making his 150th - and now last - European appearance, gifted Zenit’s star forward Hulk a goal that gave the Russians a 3-0 aggregate lead early in the second leg of the last-32 tie.

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