Violent clashes erupt in Naples ahead of Napoli’s Champions League match against Frankfurt


Violent clashes erupted within the Italian metropolis of Naples on Wednesday as ticketless German soccer followers descended on town for a key Champions League match which that they had been banned from attending.

A spokesperson from town’s police instructed CNN that followers of German soccer membership Eintracht Frankfurt attacked police and set a automotive on hearth forward of the staff’s Champions League spherical of 16 second leg in opposition to Napoli.

Footage filmed by Reuters exhibits teams of males attacking riot police with flame throwers and objects within the smoke-shrouded streets of Naples.

Chatting with reporters on Wednesday, Naples Mayor Gaetano Manfredi condemned the violence and stated he had referred to as Germany’s Ambassador to Italy, Viktor Elbling.

In accordance with information outlet Soccer Italia, round 400 Frankfurt followers have traveled to Naples.

Following reviews 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 response to a press release from Eintracht Frankfurt printed on its web site on Sunday.

CNN has reached out to UEFA, Napoli and Frankfurt for remark.