Fenerbahce v Besiktas: Turkish Cup semi-final abandoned after Senol Gunes hit on head

Besiktas boss Senol Gunes holds his head after being struck by an object from the crowd
Besiktas boss Senol Gunes fell to the ground after being hit on the head

Fenerbahce and Besiktas' Turkish Cup semi-final second leg was abandoned after the visitors' boss Senol Gunes was hit on the head by an object thrown from the crowd.

Gunes was taken to hospital after being struck in the 58th minute at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium on Thursday.

Besiktas players left the pitch with referee Mete Kalkavan, who subsequently called the game off at 0-0.

The Istanbul rivals drew the first leg 2-2 at Besiktas.

Besiktas' Pepe, the former Real Madrid defender, was sent off after 30 minutes, while the match was delayed for five minutes in the first half after projectiles where thrown at Besiktas players.

Television pictures appeared to show 65-year-old Gunes falling to the ground and clutching his head after being hit during a row between Fenerbahce fans and Besiktas players on the bench.

Besiktas chairman Fikret Orman called it a "sad day", while the Turkish Football Federation said it would make a decision on the match in the "coming weeks".

Besiktas head coach Senol Gunes receiving medical treatment at a hospital
Senol Gunes received medical treatment at a hospital
Besiktas head coach Senol Gunes receiving medical treatment at a hospital
Senol Gunes had his head stapled

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