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Stakes high in Jarolím family feud

Published: Sunday 23 November 2008, 21.45CET
The Jarolím family will take sides once more as SK Slavia Praha host Hamburger SV in Group F, with an away win spelling qualification for Martin Jol's side and the end of the line for the Czech champions.
Stakes high in Jarolím family feud
David Jarolím in action for Hamburg ©Getty Images

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Published: Sunday 23 November 2008, 21.45CET

Stakes high in Jarolím family feud

The Jarolím family will take sides once more as SK Slavia Praha host Hamburger SV in Group F, with an away win spelling qualification for Martin Jol's side and the end of the line for the Czech champions.

The Jarolím family will take sides once more as SK Slavia Praha host Hamburger SV in Group F, with an away win spelling qualification for Martin Jol's side and the end of the line for the Czech champions.

• Hamburg sit on three points after two games, having lost 1-0 at home against AFC Ajax on Matchday 3. They can atone for that slip-up by winning against Slavia, a result which would guarantee them a place in the last 32.

• Slavia drew 0-0 at MŠK Žilina on 27 November to pick up their first point in the section, but they badly need a win if they are to go into their final Group F game at Ajax with their qualifying destiny still in their own hands.

• This will be Slavia and Hamburg's second meeting in UEFA club competiton and their fourth in Europe in total.

• The two clubs were drawn together in the second round of the 1968/69 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, the non-UEFA affiliated precursor to the UEFA Cup, with Hamburg winning 4-1 at home and progressing despite a 3-1 defeat in Prague.

• More recently, the two teams met in the 2005/06 UEFA Cup group stage, with goals from Sergej Barbarez and Emile Mpenza helping Thomas Doll's side win 2-0 against a Slavia team depleted by the first-half dismissal of goalkeeper Matús Kozácik at the Arena Hamburg.

• The teams for that match on 15 December 2005 were:
Hamburg: Sascha Kirschstein, Thimothée Atouba, Daniel Van Buyten, Raphaël Wicky (Alexander Laas, 60), Mehdi Mahdavikia, Sergej Barbarez (Naohiro Takahara, 70), David Jarolím, Piotr Trochowski, Guy Demel, Stefan Beinlich, Emile Mpenza (Benjamin Lauth, 63).
Slavia: Matús Kozácik, Martin Latka, Stanislav Vlček (Tomáš Pešir, 80), Miroslav Holenák, Patrik Gedeon, Pavel Fořt (Aleksander Šeliga, 27), Marek Suchý, Dušan Švento, Matej Krajčík, Lukaš Jarolím, Tomáš Hrdlička (Michal Švec, 86).

• Like that match, this belated return will be a big occasion in the Jarolím family, with Slavia coach Karel Jarolím likely to come face to face with his son David, a midfielder at Hamburg.

• In the previous fixture, David Jarolím was also up against his older brother Lukaš, though the latter has now moved on to AC Siena in Italy.

• However, Slavia now boast another Jarolím, Karel Jarolím's 24-year-old nephew Marek, who will be eager to get to grips with his cousin.

• Slavia have played a total of eleven UEFA competition games against German sides with their record reading W3 D3 L5. They have never lost at home against a team from Germany, with their five previous fixtures ending in three draws and two 1-0 wins.

• This will be Hamburg's sixth UEFA competition game against Czech opponents, with their record from their previous five games reading W3 D0 L2. Their two games in the Czech Republic netted them a win and a defeat.

• Hamburg coach Jol faced Jarolím's Slavia in his previous job as Tottenham Hotspur FC manager, with his side winning 1-0 in both legs of a 2006/07 UEFA Cup first-round tie.

• Slavia have gone six games without a home victory in continental club competition. Their last win as hosts was against FC Steaua Bucureşti in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Hamburg have lost only once in their last nine European away games, with six of those matches ending in wins.

• Aston Villa FC play Žilina in Thursday's other Group F game. Ajax are the only side in the section not in action on Matchday 4.

• Slavia's Tomáš Necid is within a booking of a one-match suspension.

• The draw for the UEFA Cup Round of 32 and Round of 16 will be held at UEFA Headquarters in Nyon on Friday 19 December at 13.00CET. Group winners will be paired with third-placed sides from other UEFA Cup sections, while second-placed finishers will be drawn against one of the eight clubs who finished third in the UEFA Champions League groups. The UEFA Cup group winners and runners-up will play the second leg at home. Teams from the same association cannot be drawn against each other.

Last updated: 01/12/08 16.55CET

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