Kayserispor win Turkish Cup after 28 penalties
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Kayseripor took home the Turkey Cup and gained a berth in the UEFA Cup here Wednesday night after beating Ankara's Genclerbirligi 11-10 in European football's second longest penalty shootout.

A total of 28 shots were taken after a goalless 120 minutes dominated by the luckless Ankara side, who barely escaped relegation last weekend.

Genclerbirligi were also involved in the longest European penalty shootout on record, in another Turkey Cup match in November 1996, when they won a shootout against Galatasaray 17-16 after a 1-1 draw after extra time.

The second Turkish team to go to the UEFA Cup will not be known until the last day Saturday of the Turkish Superlig first division - a tossup between Istanbul's Besiktas and this season's surprise package Sivasspor, both tied on third place with 70 points.

Istanbul giants Galatasaray and Fenerbahce have guaranteed their spots in the Champion's League, holding the first two spots on the league table.

The league champion will not be known until the last day of the championship, although Galatasaray have a strong advatage with a three-point lead and a relatively comfortable home game ahead of them, while Fenerbahce travel to tough Trabzonspor.