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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 13 +40 30
2 PSV Eindhoven 13 +13 30
3 Feyenoord Rotterdam 12 +18 28
4 SC Cambuur 14 -3 24
5 FC Utrecht 13 +12 23
6 Vitesse 13 -7 22
7 FC Twente 13 +2 21
8 NEC Nijmegen 14 -3 19
9 Willem II 13 -6 18
10 Heerenveen 13 -4 17
11 Go Ahead Eagles 13 -6 17
12 AZ Alkmaar 12 +4 16
13 Heracles Almelo 12 -3 14
14 FC Groningen 13 -7 14
15 RKC Waalwijk 13 -8 11
16 Sparta Rotterdam 13 -9 10
17 Fortuna Sittard 12 -14 9
18 PEC Zwolle 13 -19 4