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.
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.