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Fans clash with police before Champions League match in Naples

Last night, hundreds of Eintracht Frankfurt supporters clashed with police in violent scenes at Naples. This was despite the fact that they were banned from the second leg in their Champions League match against Napoli.

The footage circulated via social media prior to Wednesday’s last-16 match, which was won by the home team 3-0. It showed supporters of the German club setting fire to cars and throwing missiles at police, as well as clashing with Napoli fans and police.

Police tried to take Eintracht supporters through the city’s streets but were attacked by Napoli fans.

Image An officer car set ablaze by clashes before UEFA Champions League matches between Eintracht Frankfurt and Napoli

The violence continued despite Frankfurt fans being barred from the Stadio Diego Arando Maradona following unrest in Germany before the reverse fixture last month.


Eintracht Frankfurt appealed against the ban of their supporters before the match. They have not commented on these clashes.

According to a statement posted on the club’s website, 7 March, the club stated: “Eintracht Frankfurt received an information late last night from UEFA that SSC Napoli will issue an injunction this morning against the club. This prohibits the club from selling tickets to Eintracht Frankfurt fans for the UEFA Champions League round 16-second leg on Wednesday, 15 March.

Image Two police officers stand next to a car that was set on fire during clashes

“This would also include 2,700 tickets allocated away, of which 2,400 are in away section. Eintracht Frankfurt is entitled under UEFA regulations.”

Image Eintracht Frankfurt fan throws a bus during clashes

Eintracht fans who traveled to Atalanta on the Serie A club’s behalf purchased tickets for them.


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