Sergio Ramos’ “glasses gesture”, which the defender later said was a tribute to his nephew, but saw the Real Madrid star booked by referee Aytekin, was the pic choice for both Marca and AS following Spain’s 2-1 win in Bucharest over Romania.
Ramos opened the scoring for Spain from the penalty spot, before Dortmund’s Paco Alcacer doubled their advantage shortly after half time. Romania pulled one back, but their proud record of having never lost at home to Spain was brought to an end by the visitors, who took a massive step towards qualification.
Ramos was the subject of mixed ratings from the Spanish papers for this game– some thought he was Spain’s best player on the day, while others thought he was pretty ordinary.
Mundo however chose to focus on the Messi free agent story.