Juventus have stated native Neapolitans will not be allowed to purchase tickets for Napoli's visit to Turin for the Serie A round two clash.
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SBS The World Game

9 Aug 2019 - 5:41 PM  UPDATED 9 Aug 2019 - 5:41 PM

The Italian giants will face off for the first time of the season in three weeks' time at Juve's Allianz Stadium.

It will also be the first time the two Serie A favourites play each other since former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri took over at rivals Juventus.

The Bianconeri stated on their website that Napoli fans who live or were born in Campania, the region Naples is capital of, would not be allowed to purchase tickets.

The two clubs are flag-bearers of the north-south divide in Italy, and Turin police have distanced themselves from the move.

Southern politician Flavia Sorrentino, meanwhile, has since accused Juve of "territorial discrimination".

Juventus have been sanctioned in the past for anti-Neapolitan chants by sections of their fans.