Marseille work with Napoli to ensure no violence before Champions League match

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Marseille visits Napoli hoping to earn its first UEFA Champions League points, as the French team sits at the bottom of group F, while the Italian side is level on six points with Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal. The men led by Elie Baup are also struggling domestically, holding on to a fifth place five points points behind third-place Lille, and ending a five-match losing streak in all competitions by drawing 1-1 with Rennes in the French league on Saturday.

Marseille is working with Napoli officials and the Italian police to ensure the safe travel of its fans to the stadium after clashes marred the match in France two weeks ago.

There were fights outside of Stade Velodrome when Napoli fans arrived on buses and scrapped with their Marseille counterparts.

Marseille will deploy 45 of its own stewards to supervise its fans. There will be 30 stewards in the three airplanes carrying roughly 500 fans, and 15 more at the meeting point for the buses taking the fans into Naples. They will be backed up by Italian police.

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