How to pronounce some of the Champions League players' names correctly
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How to pronounce some of the Champions League players' names correctly

The Champions League continues this coming week with a number of exciting matches in second group games. 

Getting the correct pronunciation of certain names can be a challenge to many, here is how some of the names of players in the Champions League group stage should be pronounced.

Ajax (Eye-axe)

  • Steven Berghuis – Stay-ven Berk-house
  • Ryan Gravenberch – Graffen-berkh
  • Noussair Mazraoui – Nooss-air Maz-rao-ee
  • Perr Shuurs – Schoo-ers
  • Dušan Tadić – Doo-shan Tad-itch

Atlético

  • Antoine Griezmann – An-twan Gree-ez-man
  • Koke – Ko-kay
  • Stefan Savić – Sa-vich
  • João Félix – Joo-wow Fay-lish
  • Jan Oblak – Yan Oh-black
  • Šime Vrsaljko – She-may Ver-sally-ko

Barcelona (Bar-sell-owe-nah)

  • Ronald Araújo – Ara-ahoo-ho
  • Sergio Busquets – Boo-skets
  • Luuk de Jong – Duh-Yong
  • Frenkie de Jong – Duh-Yong
  • Memphis Depay – De-pie
  • Clément Lenglet – Long-lay
  • Ricard Puig – Putch

Bayern (By-ern Moon-shun)

  • Joshua Kimmich – Yo-zoo-ah Kim-ikh
  • Robert Lewandowski – Levan-dov-ski
  • Manuel Neuer – Man-well Noy-er
  • Tanguy Nianzou – Ton-gee Ni-yan-zoo
  • Josip Stanišić – Stanish-itch
  • Sven Ulreich – Ool-rike
  • Niklas Süle – Soo-ler

Chelsea

  • César Azpilicueta – Az-pilly-kwetta
  • N'Golo Kanté – Con-tay
  • Christian Pulišić – Police-sick
  • Antonio Rüdiger – Roo-digger
  • Saúl Ñíguez – Sa-ool Nyee-geth
  • Thiago Silva – Chee-ah-go
  • Hakim Ziyech – Zee-eck
  • Thomas Tuchel – Too-khel

Dortmund

  • Marco Reus – Royce
  • Emre Can – Em-ray Jan
  • Thomas Meunier – Tom-ah Mur-nee-ay
  • Roman Bürki – Berk-ee
  • Raphaël Guerreiro – Guh-ray-ro
  • Erling Haaland – Hor-land

Inter

  • Hakan Çalhanoğlu – Chal-ha-nok-loo
  • Stefan de Vrij – Duv-rye
  • Edin Džeko – Jecko
  • Roberto Gagliardini – Gal-yar-dini
  • Milan Škriniar – Shkrinny-ar

Juventus (Yoo-ventus)

  • Federico Bernardeschi – Bernard-ess-kee
  • Giorgio Chiellini – Kee-ell-ee-nee
  • Paulo Dybala – Dee-ba-lah
  • Wojciech Szczęsny – Voy-check Schen-snee
  • Adrien Rabiot – Ad-ree-an Rab-yo
  • Federico Chiesa – Key-ay-sa
  • Juan Cuadrado – Wan Kwad-rard-o
  • Matthijs de Ligt – Duh-Licht
  • Dejan Kulusevski – Day-an Koo-loo-shef-ski

Leipzig (Lipe-zig)

  • Angeliño – An-jel-een-yo
  • Emil Forsberg – Fors-berry
  • Péter Gulácsi – Goo-latch-ee
  • Konrad Laimer – Lime-er
  • Lazar Samardžić – Samard-jitch
  • Dominik Szoboszlai – Sob-oss-lie

Manchester City

  • Kevin De Bruyne – De Bruh-nah
  • İlkay Gündoğan – Ilk-eye Gun-doe-wan
  • Gabriel Jesús – Jay-zooss
  • Aymeric Laporte – Em-rick
  • Nathan Aké – A-kay
  • João Cancelo – Joo-wow Can-say-lo

Manchester United

  • Eric Bailly – Eh-reec By-yee
  • David de Gea – De Hayer
  • Victor Lindelöf – Linda-love
  • Anthony Martial – Mar-see-al
  • Donny van de Beek – Von der Bake

Milan

  • Olivier Giroud – Jee-roo
  • Simon Kjær – Care
  • Mike Maignan – Main-yan
  • Alexs Saelemaekers – Sah-ler-markus
  • Ciprian Tătăruşanu – Ship-ree-an Tata-roo-shah-noo

Paris (Pah-ree San-Jer-man)

  • Ángel Di María – Ang-el (with a hard 'g' - not like the English word 'angel')
  • Marquinhos – Mar-keen-yoss
  • Georginio Wijnaldum – Why-nal-dum
  • Lionel Messi – Lee-oh-nell
  • Idrissa Gueye – Gay
  • Thilo Kehrer – Tee-lo Carer
  • Presnel Kimpembe – Kim-pem-bay

Real Madrid (Ray-al Ma-dreed)

  • Dani Carvajal – Car-va-hal
  • Toni Kroos – Crows
  • Luka Modrić – Mod-rich
  • Thibaut Courtois – Tee-bo Cor-twa
  • Éder Militão – Milly-tau
  • Eden Hazard – Ay-den