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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 25 +45 56
2 AZ Alkmaar 25 +37 56
3 Feyenoord Rotterdam 25 +15 50
4 PSV Eindhoven 26 +26 49
5 Willem II Tilburg 26 +3 44
6 FC Utrecht 25 +16 41
7 Vitesse Arnhem 26 +10 41
8 SC Heracles Almelo 26 +6 36
9 FC Groningen 26 +1 35
10 Heerenveen 26 0 33
11 Sparta Rotterdam 26 -4 33
12 FC Emmen VV 26 -13 32
13 VVV Venlo 26 -27 28
14 FC Twente 26 -12 27
15 PEC Zwolle 26 -18 26
16 Fortuna Sittard 26 -23 26
17 ADO Den Haag 26 -29 19
18 RKC Waalwijk 26 -33 15