Napoli fans in violent clash with police after Leicester tie as missiles thrown

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Napoli supporters were involved in violent clashes with the police after missiles were thrown by both home and away fans after their 2-2 draw with Leicester in the Europa League on Thursday.

Tensions boiled over in the stands at the King Power at the end of a pulsating match, which the Foxes were leading 2-0 before Napoli fought back to claim a valuable point.

Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was sent off late into stoppage time at around the same point as home and away fans began altercations in the seats.

Police and stewards were required to intervene to hold back both sets of supporters as the situation threatened to get out of control.

Fans from both sides could be seen attempting to make their way across the sheeting designed to separate the home and away sections.

Police holding sticks were pictured standing in a line between the two sets of warring fans as supporters tried to get across the barrier separating them.

An appeal went out over the King Power's tannoy system asking fans to "respect your club" by "moving away from the segregation line".

It is not clear what sparked the violence scenes but fans were generally well behaved throughout the 90 minutes before added time.

In the match itself, those inside the ground had witnessed a Europa League classic as Napoli hit back from 2-0 down to snatch a deserved point in the Midlands.

Striker Victor Osimhen netted twice in the second half as the visitors rescued a 2-2 draw in the Group C clash at the King Power Stadium.

Ayoze Perez's first ever European goal and Harvey Barnes's second-half strike gave the Foxes a seemingly unassailable lead in the contest.

But Osimhen's double salvo ensured Napoli of a share of the spoils on a pulsating night at the King Power, tainted only by the actions of a select few after the match.

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