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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 +46 42
2 Ajax Amsterdam 15 +42 40
3 Feyenoord Rotterdam 15 +17 35
4 FC Utrecht 15 +8 25
5 SC Heracles Almelo 15 -1 23
6 AZ Alkmaar 15 +5 22
7 Vitesse Arnhem 15 +5 22
8 Heerenveen 15 0 20
9 VVV Venlo 15 -4 20
10 ADO Den Haag 16 -11 19
11 Fortuna Sittard 15 -3 16
12 Excelsior 15 -18 16
13 Willem II Tilburg 16 -10 16
14 FC Groningen 15 -9 14
15 PEC Zwolle 15 -11 14
16 FC Emmen VV 15 -16 14
17 NAC Breda 15 -19 11
18 De Graafschap 15 -21 11