AAP Soccer

Atletico cop fine after Griezmann threats

By AAP Newswire

Atletico Madrid escaped major punishment after their fans made threatening chants against former player Antoine Griezmann the weekend's La Liga match against Barcelona.

The Spanish league had denounced the club after some fans chanted "Die Griezmann" in Sunday's match, won 1-0 by Barcelona at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

The Spanish soccer federation said it would fine Atletico 301 euros ($A485) because the game was disrupted, but it did not cite the chants against Griezmann.

The fine was prompted mainly because fans threw objects - including an umbrella - onto the field.

The Spanish league had denounced the club to the federation's anti-violence committee, saying about 2,000 fans from Atletico's "ultras" section made the chants for about 20 seconds before the start of the second half, and again later in the game.

Griezmann left Atletico for Barcelona at the end of last season in a transfer worth more than 120 million euros ($A194m).

The France forward was jeered nearly every time he touched the ball at the Metropolitano on Sunday.

It was his first match at Atletico's stadium since leaving the club.