After the events of the first meeting of the season, which was in one case fatal, this weekend’s match between Napoli and Inter has been marked high-risk by authorities, who are keen to avoid a repeat, according to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport.
When the two sides met on boxing day, there was a lot of fan violence prior to the match with many injured on both sides and one Inter ultra being killed by Napoli fans.
Inside the stadium, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibably was also subjected to racist abuse from Inter’s ultras which resulted in Inter being hit with a stadium ban.
As things stand, it looks unlikely that away fans will be banned entirely from attending the match at the Stadio San Paolo but authorities are taking action to try and limit potential violence.
One such measure is possibly denying ticket sales to anyone living in the Lombardy region, the region which Milan is in.
It is impossible to know whether they will take any further measures but official word on the matter is expected to come shortly.