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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 PSV Eindhoven 16 +24 40
2 Ajax Amsterdam 16 +34 35
3 AZ Alkmaar 16 +14 35
4 PEC Zwolle 16 +8 30
5 FC Utrecht 15 +1 27
6 Feyenoord Rotterdam 15 +10 26
7 Vitesse Arnhem 15 +9 23
8 ADO Den Haag 16 -4 23
9 SC Heracles Almelo 16 -9 21
10 Heerenveen 16 -4 20
11 FC Groningen 16 -2 17
12 Excelsior 16 -8 17
13 VVV Venlo 16 -7 16
14 Willem II Tilburg 16 -10 16
15 FC Twente 16 -9 13
16 NAC Breda 16 -16 13
17 Sparta Rotterdam 15 -13 11
18 Roda JC Kerkrade 16 -18 11

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