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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 30 +78 74
2 PSV Eindhoven 30 +66 74
3 Feyenoord Rotterdam 30 +28 56
4 AZ Alkmaar 30 +22 52
5 SC Heracles Almelo 31 -3 48
6 FC Utrecht 30 +11 47
7 Vitesse Arnhem 30 +11 44
8 Willem II Tilburg 30 -6 43
9 FC Groningen 30 -2 42
10 Heerenveen 31 -8 37
11 ADO Den Haag 30 -11 36
12 PEC Zwolle 30 -9 35
13 VVV Venlo 30 -19 34
14 Fortuna Sittard 30 -24 31
15 FC Emmen VV 30 -34 29
16 De Graafschap 30 -27 26
17 Excelsior 30 -34 26
18 NAC Breda 30 -39 22