Soccer

Parts of Juve Stadium closed for insulting chants

MILAN (AP) — Portions of the Juventus Stadium will be closed to fans for the club's next two home matches as punishment for insulting territorial chants in Sunday's 3-0 win over Napoli.

The Serie A judge made the decision Monday. The southern end of the stadium will be closed against both Udinese on Dec. 1 and Sassuolo on Dec. 14 while the northern curve will be closed only against Udinese.

Juventus has been repeatedly punished for unruly fan behavior this season, and several other top-division clubs have faced similar punishment. Juventus was also fined €50,000 ($67,000) and Napoli was fined the same amount for objects thrown by its fans.

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