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Hamburg out to see off Celtic

Having won 1-0 at Celtic Park on Matchday 3, Hamburger SV can eliminate Celtic FC from the UEFA Europa League if they win and Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC beat SK Rapid Wien in the night's other Group C fixture.

Hamburg out to see off Celtic
Hamburg out to see off Celtic ©UEFA.com

Having won 1-0 at Celtic Park on Matchday 3, Hamburger SV can eliminate Celtic FC from the UEFA Europa League if a home win coincides with a victory for Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC in their Group C return against SK Rapid Wien.

Previous meetings
• The late Tommy Burns's Celtic barely laid a glove on Felix Magath's Hamburg in the clubs' only meetings prior to Matchday 3, losing 2-0 home and away in the 1996/97 UEFA Cup first round.

• The teams for their previous meeting in Hamburg on 24 September 1996 were:-
Golz, Henchoz (Kovačević, 65), Friis-Hansen, Kmetsch (Hartmann, 82), Bäron (Salihamidžić, 58), Schupp, Breitenreiter, Fischer, Schopp, Hollerbach, Spörl.
Marshall, Boyd, McNamara, Stubbs, Grant, Di Canio (Wieghorst, 69), Thom (Donnelly, 69), Cadete (Van Hooijdonk, 13), O'Neil, Hughes, Mackay.

• Celtic finished the match with nine men – Malky Mackay and John Hughes receiving first-half red cards – and Hamburg with ten following Markus Schupp's 71st-minute dismissal.

Match background
• Celtic's eight away games against German sides have ended W0 D1 L7. Hamburg have a record of four wins and a draw from their five home encounters with Scottish opposition.

• Celtic have won just one of their last 25 European away ties, a 2-0 victory at FC Dinamo Moskva in this season's UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. Prior to that, they had not won an away game since triumphing 4-0 at MTK Budapest on 13 August 2003.

Team facts
• Hamburg coach Bruno Labbadia is the only player to have scored more than 100 goals in both of the top two divisions in Germany. A striker for FC Bayern München, Werder Bremen and HSV, among others, he won two caps for Germany and took over from Martin Jol at Hamburg this summer following a season at Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

• Celtic's English boss Mowbray represented his current club as a player (1991-95) between spells with Middlesbrough FC and Ipswich Town FC. Since hanging up his boots, the former defender has managed Ipswich, Hibernian FC and West Bromwich Albion FC, replacing Gordon Strachan as Hoops boss this summer.

• Celtic's Glenn Loovens and Hamburg's Romeo Castelen were team-mates at Feyenoord for the first half of the 2004/05 season.

• The Hoops boast German talent in the form of defender Andreas Hinkel, who started his career at VfB Stuttgart (1999-2006) and joined Celtic from Sevilla FC in 2008.

• Hamburg striker Mladen Petrić has been ruled out for the remainder of the group stage after tearing ligaments in his left ankle in a 3-1 win at Hertha BSC Berlin on 4 October.

• Defenders Alex Silva (torn cruciate knee ligaments) and Bastian Reinhardt (metatarsal fracture), midfielder Collin Benjamin (knee) and striker José Paolo Guerrero (torn cruciate knee ligaments) are already on the sidelines for Labbadia's side.

• No side had fewer shots on target than Celtic in the first three group-stage games, with the Hoops mustering just 13 accurate attempts.

• Celtic host Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC on Matchday 5, with Hamburg at home to SK Rapid Wien on the same day, 2 December.