Many Eintracht fans in Naples – First incidents
Before the premier class game of Eintracht in Naples, no tickets could be sold to fans from Frankfurt. Nevertheless, hundreds of Frankfurt supporters travel to Italy. The atmosphere is tense.
Despite a ban on ticket sales for football fans from Frankfurt, hundreds of Eintracht supporters traveled to Naples for the second leg of the Champions League round of 16.
The first incident occurred on the evening before the game: unknown persons fired flares at buses in which the German fans were being driven through the city to their hotel. According to local media reports, these were Naples ultras who were ambushing the rival Frankfurters. As could be seen on an amateur video, the buses were able to continue.
Tension in Naples
The tension in the city before the game in the evening (9 p.m. / DAZN) is enormous. Around 800 police, carabinieri and special units are scheduled to prevent riots, as reported by the Ansa news agency. After clashes and attacks against Italian fans in the first leg in Frankfurt, revenge is now feared.
The Prefecture of Naples had forbidden fans from Frankfurt to come to the stadium and canceled their tickets. Eintracht reacted with outrage and completely waived their contingent of away tickets. She also called on her followers not to travel to Naples.
Despite the appeal, hundreds of Frankfurters arrived in the city on Vesuvius on Tuesday. Most traveled by train. Amateur video shows supporters dressed in black arriving at Naples train station and chanting battle cries. The police received the supporters and registered each one before the fans were driven away in buses. Among them were reportedly ultras and hooligans from Atalanta Bergamo, considered hostile to Napoli supporters. Meanwhile, Napoli team captain Giovanni Di Lorenzo appealed in a video to his own fans to refrain from violence and not to be provoked.