The fans of Eintracht Frankfurt are not allowed to support the Bundesliga soccer club in the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League at SSC Naples in the stadium. Italy's Interior Ministry will issue an injunction against the Serie A leaders, banning them from selling tickets for the March 15 game to Frankfurt supporters. According to Eintracht on Tuesday, this ban should also include the official guest contingent of a total of 2700 tickets, 2400 of which are in the guest sector, to which the club is entitled under the Uefa regulations.
"This is a first and unique event in European football and a sad day. Influencing the competition by arguing about the security situation is, in our view, a distortion of competition," said Eintracht board member Philipp Reschke. You have "no leverage that we could use".
On the fringes of the first leg on February 21, which the Hessians lost 2-0, there were physical attacks on Italian fans in Frankfurt. Nine people were briefly taken into custody at the time.
It had previously become known that SC Freiburg would have to make do with fewer fans than they had hoped in the round of 16 first leg of the Europa League against Italian record champions Juventus Turin. The Italian authorities and the club had announced that tickets for Thursday's game, purchased by Freiburg fans through memberships at the home club, would be cancelled.