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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 16 +38 41
2 AZ Alkmaar 15 +27 35
3 Willem II Tilburg 16 +4 29
4 PSV Eindhoven 15 +13 28
5 SC Heracles Almelo 15 +7 24
6 Heerenveen 15 +6 24
7 Feyenoord Rotterdam 15 +2 24
8 FC Utrecht 15 +6 23
9 Vitesse Arnhem 15 +2 23
10 FC Groningen 15 +2 21
11 Sparta Rotterdam 15 -4 19
12 FC Twente 15 -5 18
13 FC Emmen VV 15 -12 15
14 Fortuna Sittard 15 -15 15
15 PEC Zwolle 15 -12 13
16 VVV Venlo 15 -25 12
17 ADO Den Haag 15 -13 11
18 RKC Waalwijk 15 -21 8