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The Partenopei have also been hit with a €60,000 fine on account of the 45-minute delay caused by their fans at the Stadio Olimpico

Napoli have been ordered to play two games behind closed doors because of the behaviour of their supporters at the Coppa Italia final.

Three Partenopei fans were shot before the game against Fiorentina at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, with initial reports suggesting that one of those injured had died in hospital. Consequently, Napoli's ultras demanded that the game be called off.

The game eventually went ahead, but 45 minutes behind schedule and only after Partenopei captain Marek Hamsik had been forced to leave the dressing room to go out and speak directly with his club's fans, who were also guilty of launching flares at firemen, stewards and security officials.

As a result, Napoli have now been told that they must play their next two Serie A games behind closed doors, as well as pay a €60,000 fine.

“The Napoli fans intended to invade the pitch had their team captain not gone to the Curva to talk to the head of the ultras,” judge Gianpaolo Tosel of the Sporting Court stated on Wednesday.

“At this point, the captain Marek Hamsik was like an individual speaker, placing himself in front of the Curva Nord.

“At the end of the ‘talks', the match could begin with a 45-minute delay.”

Napoli, though, wasted little time in confirming their intention to fight the sanctions.

A statement on the club's official website read: "Regarding the game on Saturday, May 3 at the Olimpico between Napoli and Fiorentina for the Coppa Italia final, the Sports Court decided to impose a penalty on SSC Napoli of the obligation to play two games behind closed doors plus a fine of €60,000.

"SSC Napoli will consider every form of defence."

Napoli went on to win the game 3-1, with Lorenzo Insigne netting twice for Rafael Benitez's men before Dries Mertens sealed victory for the San Paolo side with his late breakaway goal.