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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 23 +45 53
2 AZ Alkmaar 23 +31 50
3 Feyenoord Rotterdam 23 +13 46
4 PSV Eindhoven 24 +25 45
5 Willem II Tilburg 24 +3 41
6 FC Utrecht 23 +13 38
7 Vitesse Arnhem 24 +10 38
8 FC Groningen 24 +4 35
9 SC Heracles Almelo 24 +4 32
10 Heerenveen 24 +1 30
11 Sparta Rotterdam 24 -4 30
12 FC Emmen VV 24 -12 29
13 FC Twente 24 -10 27
14 VVV Venlo 24 -24 27
15 Fortuna Sittard 24 -23 24
16 PEC Zwolle 24 -19 22
17 ADO Den Haag 24 -25 18
18 RKC Waalwijk 24 -32 12