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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 16 +30 38
3 Willem II Tilburg 17 +5 32
4 PSV Eindhoven 16 +18 31
5 Heerenveen 17 +7 27
6 FC Utrecht 16 +7 26
7 SC Heracles Almelo 16 +7 25
8 Feyenoord Rotterdam 16 +2 25
9 Vitesse Arnhem 16 +2 24
10 FC Groningen 16 +1 21
11 Sparta Rotterdam 16 -4 20
12 FC Twente 16 -5 19
13 FC Emmen VV 16 -14 15
14 Fortuna Sittard 16 -20 15
15 VVV Venlo 16 -23 15
16 PEC Zwolle 16 -15 13
17 ADO Den Haag 16 -13 12
18 RKC Waalwijk 16 -23 8