Dnipro stopper Jan Lastuvka thought he'd finally sealed his membership to the illustrious goal scoring goalkeeper's club when he belted one in.
Last season's Europa League finalists Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk of Ukraine were among three clubs banned from European competition by UEFA.
Dnipro scored a 94th-minute equaliser to secure a 1-1 draw and prevent Lazio beginning their Europa League campaign with an impressive away victory.
Barcelona and Arsenal were among four clubs honoured by the European Club Association (ECA) on Monday.
Europa League holders Sevilla have confirmed the signing of Yevhen Konoplyanka on a free transfer.
Sevilla are not worried that Yevhen Konoplyanka could back out of the agreement to join the club despite a suggestion he would rather join Barcelona.
The 25-year-old former Dnipro star is a free agent, and will sign for Sevilla despite talks with the Europa League winners initially breaking down.
Sevilla have pulled out of the race to sign Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka this summer.
Sevilla put their stamp on their Europa League dominance with a fourth crown in a thrilling 3-2 victory over Dnipro, writes John Brewin.
Colombian striker Carlos Bacca claimed a double as Sevilla made Europa League history by seeing off Dnipro to win the competition for a record fourth
Despite being Europe's secondary continental competition, there are plenty of reasons to watch the Europa League final between Dnipro and Sevilla.
UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Ukrainian team Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk for racist behavior by their fans.
Dnipro advanced to their first European final after Yevhen Seleznyov's second-half header gave them a 1-0 win over Napoli in the Europa League.
While Dnipro have struggled to get lucky breaks in the Ukrainian top flight, they have gotten some fortunate calls their way in the Europa League.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis questioned the integrity of the officials after his side's 1-1 draw at home to Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.
Napoli have it all to do to reach the Europa League final after Dnipro hit them with a sucker-punch equaliser to draw the first leg of their semi.
Napoli coach Rafael Benitez has said he will not be underestimating Europa League semifinal opponents Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.
Reigning Europa League holders Sevilla will face Serie A side Fiorentina in the semifinals of this season's competition while Ukraine's Dnipro.
Club Brugge's record 11-match unbeaten run in the Europa League came to an end in their quarterfinal second leg, as Dnipro sealed their progress.
Club Brugge were held to a goalless draw against Dnipro in their Europa League quarter-final first leg encounter at the Jan Breydel Stadion on Thursday.