Bayer Leverkusen 5-1 FC Cologne: Calhanoglu scores stunning free-kick

Bayer Leverkusen 5-1 FC Cologne: Çalhanoğlu scores 6th goal this season [divider]

Bayer Leverkusen came from behind to beat FC Cologne 5-1 at the BayArena to move into third place in the Bundesliga.

Lehmann put the away side ahead from the penalty spot four minutes into the first half.

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Bellarabi equalised after capitalising on goalkeeper Horn spilling Hakan Çalhanoğlu’s free-kick effort.

Çalhanoğlu put Bayer ahead on 61 minutes with a trademark free-kick. The Turkish international has now scored 15 direct free-kicks in the last 1.5 seasons.

The goal took Çalhanoğlu’s overall goal tally to six, the 20-year-old attacking midfielder also has provided six assists.

Çalhanoğlu joined Bayer on a €14.5 million move from HSV this summer – the highest transfer fee ever made for a Turkish international.

Drmic scored a brace in the last 10 minutes and Bellarabi struck again just before the final whistle.

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