Eintracht fans ban is ruled illegal by an Italian court ahead of the second leg game against Napoli
An Italian court has ruled the ban against the travelling of Eintracht Frankfurt fans illegal ahead of their return match against Napoli
An Italian court has ruled that the ban imposed on Eintracht Frankfurt supporters from attending the second leg of their Champions League match against Napoli on Wednesday was illegal.
Violence occurred between Eintracht Frankfurt and Napoli supporters during the first leg of their Champions League match last month, which Napoli won 2-0. As a result, the Italian Ministry of the Interior banned Eintracht Frankfurt supporters from attending the second leg of the match at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Wednesday. However, an Italian court has now ruled that the ban is illegal.
statement issued on Saturday read:
"The competent administrative court granted Eintracht Frankfurt's application for a temporary injunction this Saturday afternoon.
"Accordingly, the ban on the sale of tickets to people residing in Germany, which was imposed on SSC Napoli for the second leg of the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday, March 15, has been declared illegal.
"For the time being, the leaders of Serie A will be required to provide Eintracht Frankfurt with a total of 2,700 guest tickets.
"Nevertheless, it is to be expected that the Prefecture of Naples will appeal against this decision of the administrative court, which will be decided on Monday or Tuesday of the coming week."
Eintracht board member Philipp Reschke told the club's website:
"This is a great satisfaction, a milestone, which was also unexpected for our Italian lawyers.
"We have to reorganise everything that we and many others had to cancel in the past few days, so the game goes on."
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