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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 PSV Eindhoven 26 +63 67
2 Ajax Amsterdam 26 +66 62
3 Feyenoord Rotterdam 26 +22 47
4 AZ Alkmaar 26 +22 47
5 Vitesse Arnhem 26 +11 40
6 FC Utrecht 26 +11 40
7 SC Heracles Almelo 26 -4 39
8 FC Groningen 26 -3 35
9 Willem II Tilburg 26 -7 34
10 Heerenveen 26 -3 33
11 VVV Venlo 26 -12 32
12 PEC Zwolle 26 -11 29
13 Fortuna Sittard 26 -18 29
14 ADO Den Haag 26 -17 28
15 Excelsior 26 -27 26
16 De Graafschap 26 -24 25
17 FC Emmen VV 26 -30 25
18 NAC Breda 26 -39 17