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Watch: Bayer Leverkusen's Hakan Çalhanoğlu adds to his impressive free-kick resume with magnificent strike vs. Hannover 96

By Ryan Krasnoo
August 22, 2015

If you haven't already, remember the name: Hakan Çalhanoğlu.

The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder has been dominating Bundesliga opponents on dead balls since he turned pro in 2011 (with 22 in all), and the scary part is that he's only getting better.

In the 18th minute against Hannover 96 on Satuday, Çalhanoğlu buried a free kick past goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler from nearly 30 yards out. It turned out to be the game-winner, as Bayer held on to win 1–0 and grab a quick six points in the Bundesliga through two weeks after defeating Hoffenheim 2–1 in Week 1.

The 21-year-old Turkish international has scored a whopping 11 goals from free kicks since the start of the 2012–13 season, good for five more than any other player in Europe's top five leagues. You can watch the magnificent strike below, courtesy of beIN sports.

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