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2017/18 Dutch Eredivisie, Regular Season
  • Alireza Jahanbakhsh (65' PEN)
  • Joris van Overeem (70')

AZ Alkmaar 2-0 FC Twente

AZ Alkmaar climbed to second in the Eredivisie table after seeing off stubborn FC Twente 2-0.
Early on Wout Weghorst danced into the Twente box after collecting Jonas Svensson's through ball but Jorn Brondeel made a smart low save.
Teun Koopmeiners tested Brondeel with a hard shot as half-time drew nearer, but Twente resisted.
AZ kept plugging away after the break yet they would need a penalty award to make the breakthrough. Iran international Alireza Jahanbakhsh converted the spot-kick on 65 minutes.
Scorer then turned provider as Joris van Overeem killed off the contest with a finish from Jahanbakhsh's cross.
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Dutch Eredivisie Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Ajax Amsterdam 13 +34 35
2 AZ Alkmaar 13 +23 29
3 PSV Eindhoven 13 +12 24
4 FC Utrecht 13 +10 23
5 Vitesse Arnhem 13 +5 23
6 Willem II Tilburg 13 -2 22
7 SC Heracles Almelo 13 +6 21
8 Heerenveen 13 +6 21
9 FC Groningen 13 +3 20
10 Feyenoord Rotterdam 13 +1 20
11 FC Twente 13 -1 18
12 Sparta Rotterdam 13 -2 16
13 FC Emmen VV 13 -12 13
14 Fortuna Sittard 13 -14 12
15 ADO Den Haag 13 -9 10
16 PEC Zwolle 13 -13 10
17 VVV Venlo 13 -25 9
18 RKC Waalwijk 13 -22 4