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Leicester and Napoli fans clash at King Power following Europa League draw

Violent scenes between the two sets of fans at the King Power marred the Europa League clash between Leicester City and Napoli.

Ayoze Perez’s first goal since March and Harvey Barnes’ second-half strike looked to have sent the Foxes on their way to a victory.

But Napoli striker Victor Osimhen grabbed a classy lifeline for the visitors and then headed in a late leveller, with Leicester’s frustrations compounded when Wilfred Ndidi was sent off in injury time.

Scenes turned ugly shortly after the final whistle as Leicester and Napoli fans clashed in the stadium.

Police and stewards had to control a disturbance between the home and travelling fans at full time with missiles thrown between supporters.

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Plastic bottles and missiles were launched, while a group of Leicester fans scrambled over safety netting to clash with Napoli supporters.

It’s understood an appeal went out over the King Power’s speaker system asking fans to ‘respect your club’ by ‘moving away from the segregation line’.

It was an ugly end to an enthralling game of football.

The two clubs started the tournament as joint favourites to lift the trophy in Seville in May and went at each other as if to prove their credentials.

 

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