Hakan Calhanoglu was the difference-maker for Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Matchday 17, as his two goals helped the hosts to a 3-1 victory over Hertha Berlin.
The Turkey international stroked home a first-half penalty for Die Werkself and sealed the points with an acrobatic volley in the closing stages, but it was his all-round performance that caught the eye. He dovetailed excellently with the returning Karim Bellarabi and Julian Brandt, and was a constant menace with his direct running and clever positional play.
Top Facts - Hakan Calhanoglu
- Scored Leverkusen's first penalty in the league this season at the fifth attempt.Notched a brace for the first time in his Bundesliga career.Helped his team climb to eighth in the standings.