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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 15 +24 39
2 AZ Alkmaar 15 +14 34
3 Ajax Amsterdam 15 +32 32
4 PEC Zwolle 15 +8 29
5 Feyenoord Rotterdam 14 +10 25
6 FC Utrecht 14 0 24
7 Vitesse Arnhem 14 +9 22
8 ADO Den Haag 15 -5 20
9 Heerenveen 15 -4 19
10 SC Heracles Almelo 15 -10 18
11 Excelsior 15 -6 17
12 FC Groningen 15 -2 16
13 VVV Venlo 15 -6 16
14 Willem II Tilburg 15 -10 15
15 NAC Breda 15 -15 13
16 Sparta Rotterdam 14 -12 11
17 Roda JC Kerkrade 15 -17 11
18 FC Twente 15 -10 10

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