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The UEFA Champions League 2006-2007 group stage draw will take place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco tonight at 18:00. PSV, who have been qualified automatically as Dutch champions, have been placed in pot 2.Ajax have failed to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage. They beat FC Copenhagen 2-1 on their travels, but slipped to a 2-0 defeat in the return leg in Amsterdam last night. Ajax will now take part in the UEFA Cup tournament. The 32 team that participate in the Champions League will be placed in four pots in accordance with their UEFA coefficient ranking, pot 1 obviously comprising last season's winners FC Barcelona. SL Benfica have been placed in pot 3 and thus Ronald Koeman may meet his former club. Koeman will give his views on the draw on this website later tonight.Pot 1: FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Real Madrid, Internazionale, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and Valencia CF.Pot 2: Olympique Lyon, FC Porto, PSV, FC Bayern München, Chelsea FC, AS Roma, Celtic FC and Lille.Pot 3: Sporting Club Portugal, SL Benfica, Bordeaux, Steaua Bucharest, Werder Bremen, Olympiakos, CSKA Moscow and AEK Athens.Pot 4: RSC Anderlecht, FC Dynamo Kiev, Levski Sofia, FC Shakhtar Donetsk, Galatasaray SK, Hamburger SV, Spartak Moscow and FC Copenhagen.