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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 31 +79 77
2 PSV Eindhoven 31 +68 77
3 Feyenoord Rotterdam 31 +29 59
4 AZ Alkmaar 31 +21 52
5 SC Heracles Almelo 31 -3 48
6 Vitesse Arnhem 31 +14 47
7 FC Utrecht 31 +9 47
8 Willem II Tilburg 31 -6 44
9 FC Groningen 31 -3 42
10 Heerenveen 31 -8 37
11 VVV Venlo 31 -16 37
12 ADO Den Haag 31 -13 36
13 PEC Zwolle 31 -12 35
14 Fortuna Sittard 31 -23 34
15 FC Emmen VV 31 -32 32
16 Excelsior 31 -34 27
17 De Graafschap 31 -30 26
18 NAC Breda 31 -40 22