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Sevilla fans go under the spotlight with Madrid visit

The game has not been deemed high risk, but Sevilla have urged their fans to put a stop to the insults, as well as reporting Sergio Ramos's reaction after scoring in Thursday's cup game.

Gabriel, Ivan Mercado y Daniel Carvajal y Ramos.

Sevilla - Real Madrid


Following a number of communiqués made public on Friday night and Saturday morning, the Sánchez Pizjuán and its fans will once again go under the spotlight as Sevilla host Real Madrid just three days after Sampaoli's men were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Los Blancos. Following the clash between the Sevilla fans and Sergio Ramos, tonight's game could see the Real Madrid player on the end of either boos and whistles or getting the white hanky treatment. Sevilla have urged their supporters to put an end to the insults and should a LaLiga represenative observe any serious abuse the Sánchez Pizjuán could be hit with a partial closure of some areas of the stands and a fine. 

Tighter security

Nevertheless, the game has not been deemed high risk due to the absence of Real Madrid ultras in Nervión, with 300 Madrid fans expected to make the trip down to Seville. Sevilla, however, will strengthen its security, with 265 private security guards expected to police the stadium.  

Focus on the pitch

Sevilla also formally requested LaLiga to denounce Sergio Ramos's celebration and gestures to the Sevilla fans after scoring a penalty on Thursday, although the club is more likely to lodge a complaint against the Madrid captain's behaviour. The hope is that game runs smoothly and the focus is on the pitch, not off it, particulary given the widely admired drama in Thursday's cup tie.


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