Italy to expel 54 Ajax fans ahead of Juventus match

            By Senhan Bolelli</p>  <p>MADRID (AA) - Italy will expel 54 Dutch Ajax fans after they were found to be in possession of weapons a day before the team’s Champions League clash against Juventus, the country’s Interior Ministry said Monday.</p>  <p>Police stopped two buses of Ajax supporters on the outskirts of Turin and confiscated knives, fireworks, pepper spray, flares, a hammer and a baton. They will be expelled after identity checks.</p>  <p>&quot;Thanks to the police. No one can be permitted to come to Italy to cause trouble. Our stadiums and our cities are closed to those who are violent,&quot; Interior Minister Matteo Salvini told reporters.</p>  <p>Dutch police similarly prevented some 120 Juventus fans from entering Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam earlier this month before the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals and some of them were detained after violence erupted between fans of the two teams.</p>  <p>*Writing by Sibel Morrow</p>  <p>