Juventus team hotel targeted by fireworks and bangers at 3am the night before their Champions League clash in Valencia
- Juventus take on Valencia in the Champions League on Wednesday night
- Group who targeted the away side’s hotel ‘also held a banner insulting Juventus’
- ‘It was a small incident, a simple case of hooliganism,’ said government delegate
Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus team mates were the target of an attempt to disturb their Champions League preparations for Wednesday’s match against Valencia after a group of people set off bangers and fireworks outside their hotel.
‘A group of people set off firecrackers and bangers outside the hotel at around three in the morning. They were also holding a banner insulting Juventus,’ said local government delegate Juan Carlos Fulgencio.
‘It was a small incident, a simple case of hooliganism,’ he continued
The Juventus team hotel was targeted by fireworks and bangers in early hours of Wednesday
Cristiano Ronaldo, Sami Khedira and Co are in Valencia for their Champions League clash
Fulgencio said he could not give information on whether any arrests had been made, adding that Juve had been given extra security for the remainder of their stay in the city as a result of the incident.
Juventus did not respond to emailed and phone requests to comment.
Losing finalists in 2000 and 2001, Valencia are returning to the Champions League for the first time in three years.
Ronaldo, the leading scorer in the Champions League, will be making his first appearance in the competition since leaving Real Madrid to join Juventus for £100million.
Ronaldo will be making his first European appearance since leaving Real Madrid for Juventus