The build-up to tonight’s Champions League game between Napoli and Real Madrid was shaken up in more ways than one due to a series of earthquakes.

It kicks off at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

The teams were in their hotel rooms last night when alerted by a series of earthquakes in the city of Naples, the strongest of which was registered at magnitude 4.0 on the Richter Scale.

There were certainly concerns in the city and some locals insisted on sleeping outside, but no serious damage to structures was reported.

There were several quakes of varying severity felt in the Campi Flegrei area of Naples in recent weeks.

These tend to provide even more concern in this particular city, because they could also be a sign of activity within the still active Vesuvius volcano.

Indeed, Real Madrid are staying in the Hotel Vesuvio that overlooks the sea and the volcano.

To be sure, the local authorities had a check of the Stadio Maradona this afternoon and found no structural damage, so it can be sold out with over 50,000 spectators present.

As always, some areas closer to the pitch are left empty due to security concerns.

The Ultras 72 group released a statement warning everyone to be sure to leave the steps clear to ensure a rapid and calm evacuation, if it should be necessary, as per protocol.

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