Video: Calhanoglu scores free-kick past Bayern Munich keeper Neuer

Bayern Leverkusen beat Bayern Munich 2-0 at the BayArena stadium to close the gap with third placed Monchengladbach to just two points.

The main talking point was yet again Hakan Çalhanoğlu’s set-piece mastery.

Çalhanoğlu opened the scoring on 55 minutes with a brilliant free-kick strike past Bayern star Manuel Neuer.

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The 21-year-old has now scored more than twice as many Bundesliga goals from direct free-kicks (9) than any other player since August 2013.

The Turkish international was Man of the Match according to Whoscored with a rating of 8.68.

Çalhanoğlu completed three successful dribbles, four key passes and two shots on goal.

The young attacking midfielder now has a total of five goals from direct set-pieces this season.

The 21-year-old is regarded as being one of the best set-piece specialists in world football.

Pep Guardiola recently revealed that he is also a fan of the Turkish international, “Çalhanoğlu is one of the best free-kick takers in the Bundesliga.”

Çalhanoğlu now has 10 assists and 12 goals in all competitions this season.

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