Calhanoglu – ‘We deserved to win’ [divider]
“We were all fully awake and we deserved to win. We know Atlético are very strong at home but if we play like we did tonight, we have a good chance over there,” Çalhanoğlu told the official UEFA website.
The Turkish scored the only goal of the game. Çalhanoğlu picked up a backheel from Karim Bellarabi and finished in style in the second half.
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The 21-year-old has now scored nine times and provided seven assists in all competitions for the Bundesliga outfit.
Çalhanoğlu joined Bayer for €14.5 million this summer – the highest fee ever paid for a Turkish international.
The Turkish international was named best young player of the 2013/14 season by leading German football magazine 11 Freunde.
The win was the Bundesliga outfits first in this stage of the competition.