The Turkish Cup semi-final between Fenerbache and Besiktas has been abandoned after Besiktas manager Senol Günes was struck by a projectile in the 58th minute.
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— DAILY SABAH (@DailySabah) April 19, 2018
After a short interval which saw Besiktas players leave the pitch, the authorities decided to abandon the game. Pictures have since emerged of Gunes after the attack, the 65-year-old needing five stitches following the incident.
Şenol Güneş’in kafasına 5 dikiş atıldı..
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— Fırat Günayer (@firatgunayer) April 19, 2018
There had already been one red card in the Istanbul derby, with former Real Madrid centre back Pepe receiving his marching orders for a violent challenge on a Fenerbache forward in the first half.
The Turkish FA has yet to decide whether the match will be replayed or whether Besiktas will be awarded the win in the wake of the Fenerbache fans' violent behaviour.