Zaporijia's Square, on the riverside of the Dniepr and at tje end of Europe's longest avenue, a monument celebrating the Cossack's heritage of the city. A complex character, the Cossack is at the same time a warrior, a victim of the communist purge , a nationalist icon and responsible of pogroms. Zaporijia, Ukraine.
The seats of Slavutych Arena. This stadium can host up to 12000 spectators. Zaporijia, Ukraine.
Night of Europa League, the sector dediated to Portuguese fans stay empty. Even if the Slavutych Arena will be half empty, the public will help Zarya getting a draw against the favorite, Zaporijia, Ukraine
The Tchorno-BIlis (Black and Whites) cheer the players and call the stands to shout. Zaporijia, Ukraine.
A member of the tchorno-bilis (Black and Whites) during a national league game. Zaporijia, Ukraine.
Fans from the Stakhanov group of Tchorno-Bilis (Black and Whjites). If this group takes a name associated to Soviet Union, military pants and t shirts showing the Wolfsangel don't leave any doubts on their ultra nationalist belonging. Zaporijia, Ukraine.
A woman selling official mech shows a scarf with the portraits of the winners of the USSR Cup in 1972. Zaporijia, Ukraine.
On the signs of the Slavutych Arena, stickers shows slogan about the glory of clubs, Ukraine, and anti-communists. Zaporijia, Ukraine.
Portuguese Football Club of Braga trains before a Europa League Game. Zaporijia, Ukraine.
Training session of Zarya's player at the Slavutych Arena. Zaporijia, Ukraine.
Sergueï, sells merchandising in the street near the stadium. European Cups games brought him to travel across the continent, he travelled up to Sochaux for a game of Shaktar Donetsk. Zaporijia, Ukraine.
From left to right Vladimir, Dima, Nikita and Dimon are ultras from Zarya. They live in Zaporijia and are members of supporterd group spread across Ukraine. Zaporijia, Ukraine.
Around the stadium, sellers take advantage of Europa League Game and a higher number of supporter to sell their products. This year, for the first time, since the begining of Civil War, Zarya can play a "Home" game in Zaporijia, until now, the games took place in Kiev or Lvov, more than 10 hours away by bus or train. Zaporijia, Ukraine.
Game night, the food supply is handled by women selling peanuts and sunflower seeds. Zaporijia, Ukraine.
Sacha, 11 years old, wears the jersey of the youth local "Ajax". He is ballboy for the games of Zarya Lugansk. Zaporijia, Ukraine.
August 9th is the first Europa League " Home" Game of Zarya Lugansk inside the Slavutych Arena of Zaporijia, Ukraine.
Pre game protocol, Ukrainian national Anthem is played before each National League game. Zaporijia, Ukraine.
In their confrontation again Portuguese team Braga (yellow and blue), Zarya Lugansk qualifies after two draws 1-1 and 2-2. They will be short for a second achievement, ejected on a last minute goal by the German team of Red Bull Leipzig on the next round. Zaporijia, Ukraine.
Supported by his public for his first Home game of Europa League in Zaporijia, Zarya Lugansk equalize. On the secnd leg, Zarya will eject Braga, a club used to European Cups. Zaporijia, Ukraine.
Nikita Kameniouka and Alexandr Karabaev,the two captains of Zarya, salute the Tchorno-Bilis after the game against Odessa. Zaporijia, Ukraine.
Young fans of Zarya wait the beginning of the game on the Presidential stand, Zaporija, Ukraine.
On the street across the stadium, this monument in memory of the soldiers killed during the conflict with the separatist shows their picture. From the beginning of the conflict Zarya Lugansk has left his original city to come to Zaporijia to be able to compete national and european games. Zaporijia, Ukraine.