first_imgA group of people set off bangers and fireworks outside Juventus’ team hotel ahead of their Champions League game against Valencia at the Mestalla on Wednesday.”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. It was a small incident, a simple case of hooliganism,” said local government delegate Juan Carlos Fulgencio in an audio statement sent to Reuters.However, Fulgencio couldn’t give any further information on any arrests made but added that the Italian champions have been given extra security for the remained of their stay in the city.Juventus did not respond to emailed and phone requests to comment from Reuters.ICYMI: Here’s one more look at our Bianconeri squad to take on @valenciacf_en tonight #VCFJuve #UCL #ForzaJuve (@juventusfcen) September 19, 2018Valencia are returning to the Champions League after a gap of three years. Cristiano Ronaldo, the leading goal scorer in the Champions League, will be making his first appearance in the competition since making his move to Juventus from current champions Real Madrid.Juventus are placed in Group H with Manchester United, Valencia and Young Boys.last_img