Date: 7th October 2008 at 12:06pm
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GROUP F: Hamburg, Ajax, Slavia Prague, ASTON VILLA, MSK Zilina

Aston Villa have been drawn in Group F and will face Dutch giants Ajax and Hamburg managed by former Spurs boss Martin Jol, along with Slavia Prague and MSK Zilina.

Group A
Schalke
Paris Saint Germain
Manchester City
Racing Santander
FC Twente

Group B
Benfica
Olympiakos
Galatasaray
Hertha Berlin
Metalist Kharkiv

Group C
Sevilla
Stuttgart
Sampdoria
Partizan Belgrade
Standard Liege

Group D
Tottenham
Spartak Moscow
Udinese
Dinamo Zagreb
NEC Nijmegen

Group E
AC Milan
Heerenveen
Braga
Portsmouth
Wolfsburg

Group F
Hamburg
Ajax
Slavia Prague
Aston Villa
MSK Zilina

Group G
Valencia
Club Brugge
Rosenborg
FC Copenhagen
Saint-Etienne

Group H
CSKA Moscow
Deportivo La Coruna
Feyenoord
Nancy
Lech Poznan

Each team will play two home and two away games. The top 3 teams of reach group qualify and meet the 8 drop outs from the Champions League making the knock out stage between 32 clubs. Dates for the games: 23 October* 6 November 27 November 3/4 December and 17/18 December.

*So the Wigan away game will be sure to be moved to the Sunday (26/10)