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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 34 +87 86
2 PSV Eindhoven 34 +72 83
3 Feyenoord Rotterdam 34 +34 65
4 AZ Alkmaar 34 +21 58
5 Vitesse Arnhem 34 +19 53
6 FC Utrecht 34 +9 53
7 SC Heracles Almelo 34 -7 48
8 FC Groningen 34 -2 45
9 ADO Den Haag 34 -5 45
10 Willem II Tilburg 34 -14 44
11 Heerenveen 34 -9 41
12 VVV Venlo 34 -16 41
13 PEC Zwolle 34 -13 39
14 FC Emmen VV 34 -31 38
15 Fortuna Sittard 34 -30 34
16 Excelsior 34 -33 33
17 De Graafschap 34 -37 29
18 NAC Breda 34 -45 23