Italian authorities are still summing up the damage committed by visiting Eintracht Frankfurt fans before, during and after a Europa League match against Lazio.

Fans heading to the stadium on Thursday launched firecrackers in downtown Rome and damaged a supermarket. There was more disorder and clashes with police outside the Stadio Olimpico before the match, which Eintracht won 2-1.

Eintracht Frankfurt supporters try to enter in the pitch during a Europa League, Group H soccer match between Lazio and Eintracht Frankfurt at Rome's Olympic stadium, Thursday, Dec. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Eintracht Frankfurt supporters try to enter in the pitch during a Europa League, Group H soccer match between Lazio and Eintracht Frankfurt at Rome’s Olympic stadium, Thursday, Dec. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

During and after the game, fans attempted to scale barriers and run onto the grass, prompting authorities to intervene on the running track surrounding the field.

Eintracht Frankfurt supporters throw flares during a Europa League, Group H soccer match between Lazio and Eintracht Frankfurt at Rome's Olympic stadium, Thursday, Dec. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Eintracht Frankfurt supporters throw flares during a Europa League, Group H soccer match between Lazio and Eintracht Frankfurt at Rome’s Olympic stadium, Thursday, Dec. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Police also said that two German fans were attacked downtown overnight with clubs and bottles, presumably by Lazio supporters.

Both Eintracht and Lazio had already advanced to the knockout round.

Anti-riot police stand in front of Eintracht Frankfurt supporters during a Europa League, Group H soccer match between Lazio and Eintracht Frankfurt at Rome's Olympic stadium, Thursday, Dec. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Anti-riot police stand in front of Eintracht Frankfurt supporters during a Europa League, Group H soccer match between Lazio and Eintracht Frankfurt at Rome’s Olympic stadium, Thursday, Dec. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

There have been numerous incidents of violence in Rome featuring foreign fans, such as when Feyenoord supporters damaged a fountain in front of the Spanish Steps three years ago.

Lazio's supporters gesture against Eintracht Frankfurt supporters during a Europa League, Group H soccer match between Lazio and Eintracht Frankfurt at Rome's Olympic stadium, Thursday, Dec. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Lazio’s supporters gesture against Eintracht Frankfurt supporters during a Europa League, Group H soccer match between Lazio and Eintracht Frankfurt at Rome’s Olympic stadium, Thursday, Dec. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

“Hooligans from Germany have wrecked parts of our city, a supermarket in the Flaminio area and Piazza del Popolo,” Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi said. “We welcome visiting fans with open arms to Rome but we don’t want hooligans anymore.”

Eintracht Frankfurt supporters throw flares during a Europa League, Group H soccer match between Lazio and Eintracht Frankfurt at Rome's Olympic stadium, Thursday, Dec. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Eintracht Frankfurt supporters throw flares during a Europa League, Group H soccer match between Lazio and Eintracht Frankfurt at Rome’s Olympic stadium, Thursday, Dec. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Source: The Associated Press

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