Violent clashes erupt in Naples forward of Napoli’s Champions League match in opposition to Frankfurt
Violent clashes erupted within the Italian metropolis of Naples on Wednesday as ticketless German soccer followers descended on the town for a key Champions League match which that they had been banned from attending.
A spokesperson from the town’s police advised CNN that followers of German soccer membership Eintracht Frankfurt attacked police and set a automotive on fireplace forward of the staff’s Champions League spherical of 16 second leg in opposition to Napoli.
Footage filmed by Reuters reveals teams of males attacking riot police with flame throwers and objects within the smoke-shrouded streets of Naples.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Naples Mayor Gaetano Manfredi condemned the violence and mentioned he had known as Germany’s Ambassador to Italy, Viktor Elbling.
According to information outlet Football Italia, round 400 Frankfurt followers have traveled to Naples.
Following stories of violence within the first leg of the tie again in Germany, Italian authorities banned Napoli from promoting tickets for Wednesday’s match on the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium to Frankfurt followers, in line with a press release from Eintracht Frankfurt revealed on its web site on Sunday.
CNN has reached out to UEFA, Napoli and Frankfurt for remark.