Sevilla ordered to close terrace over Ramos abuse

Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring a goal during their Spanish Copa del Rey match against Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla on January 12, 2017

Obscene chants from Sevilla fans targeting former favourite Sergio Ramos earned the La Liga team a one-match partial stadium closure, Spanish football authorities ruled on Wednesday.

The incidents took place at a highly charged January 16 La Liga encounter when Sevilla ended Real Madrid's 40-match unbeaten streak at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

It was the third game in 10 days between the sides including a home and away Copa del Rey clash decided by a dramatic late Ramos header.

In a volatile atmosphere Sevilla came from 1-0 down with five minutes to go to defeat Madrid 2-1 deep in injury time as passion from the terraces spilled over into hate chants against the charismatic Ramos.

Sevilla will have to close one stand as punishment.