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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 15 +46 36
2 Feyenoord Rotterdam 15 +24 35
3 PSV Eindhoven 15 +16 34
4 FC Utrecht 15 +10 26
5 Vitesse 15 -2 26
6 FC Twente 15 +3 25
7 SC Cambuur 15 -8 24
8 AZ Alkmaar 15 +7 23
9 Heerenveen 15 -3 21
10 Go Ahead Eagles 15 -6 20
11 NEC Nijmegen 15 -4 19
12 FC Groningen 15 -4 18
13 Willem II 15 -12 18
14 RKC Waalwijk 15 -7 15
15 Heracles Almelo 15 -6 14
16 Sparta Rotterdam 15 -12 10
17 Fortuna Sittard 15 -23 9
18 PEC Zwolle 15 -19 6