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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 Feyenoord Rotterdam 19 +27 42
2 AZ Alkmaar 19 +16 40
3 PSV Eindhoven 19 +24 38
4 Ajax Amsterdam 19 +30 37
5 FC Twente 19 +19 36
6 Sparta Rotterdam 19 +13 33
7 FC Utrecht 19 +1 30
8 Heerenveen 19 -1 27
9 NEC Nijmegen 19 +3 23
10 RKC Waalwijk 18 -2 22
11 Fortuna Sittard 19 -8 22
12 Go Ahead Eagles 18 -6 19
13 Vitesse 19 -12 19
14 Excelsior 19 -23 19
15 FC Volendam 19 -23 16
16 FC Emmen 19 -19 15
17 SC Cambuur 19 -19 12
18 FC Groningen 19 -20 12