Dnipro Dnipropetovsk’s Europa League final debut is in the record books, and despite the 3-2 loss to Spain’s Seville, its performance during the match showed that Europe, and not just its soccer, needs to refocus to include Ukraine. Hundreds of Dnipro fans who could not afford the trip were awarded gifts of transportation and tickets by the club in order to get to the match. It was a chance for some of the people affected by Russia’s aggression to escape, albeit briefly, to cheer for their countrymen and lift their spirits. The pro-Ukraine crowd in Warsaw, where the final was played, could be heard chanting and singing President Vladimir Putin’s “favorite” anthem – “Putin Kh—o!” This expression of solidarity with Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression – during one of the major European soccer events of the year that attracts millions of viewers worldwide – was a diplomatic slap to Russia with soccer as the medium. The newspaper Vesti in Ukraine summarized: “That’s it, the end of a fairy tale for good and brave Dnipro – overcoming major difficulties and obstacles while closing in on their goal.