Juventus make second stadium ban appeal

MILAN - Juventus have filed a second appeal against the decision to force them to play Sunday's home Serie A match with Lecce behind closed doors.

The sanction was imposed by the Italian league after a section of Juve fans racially abused Inter Milan's Mario Balotelli in a 1-1 draw earlier this month.

Juve lost their appeal with the Italian football federation on Tuesday but said in a statement on Wednesday they were appealing again because the reasons for the decision had not been explained.