"NAPLES, Italy — There were serious clashes in the center of Naples between Eintracht Frankfurt fans and police ahead of the German team's Champions League match against Napoli on Wednesday.
Car windows were broken and fans hurled flares, chairs and other objects as innocent bystanders took shelter in bars and restaurants. A police car and other vehicles were set alight.
Police in riot gear eventually managed to calm the situation, shepherding the fans onto buses to take them to their hotels.
Further clashes were avoided as the majority of Napoli “ultras” were stopped from coming into contact with the German fans. They did throw stones and bottles at the buses, however.
“I’m monitoring what has happened on our streets. An unacceptable climate of guerrilla warfare," the mayor of Naples, Gaetano Manfredi, . “My thanks go to the police forces who acted to guarantee the safety of the citizens. I appeal to Neapolitans, be responsible.”
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