Hooligans from SSC Napoli and Eintracht Frankfurt clashed on Wednesday as their teams faced each other in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16. Riots lasted until late at night on March 15 in Campania's capital. The city's historic heart was devastated in the process.
Some 600 organized fans from Frankfurt am Main traveled to Naples. The first incidents occurred in the afternoon. A close-knit group of German fans infiltrated the city's historic center, enraging the local fans.
Violent confrontations occurred between two groups, who both assaulted the police, resulting in a patrol car being set on fire and multiple vehicles being damaged. Hooligans caused damage to shops, taverns, and restaurants in the historical district of the city, also destroying parked vehicles.
The streets of Naples before tonight's UCL clash between Napoli vs. Eintracht Frankfurt. pic.twitter.com/CNmRoWvzo7— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 15, 2023