AZ Alkmaar returned to form on Saturday night as they saw off Dordrecht 3-1 to claim their second win of the season.

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azahuAZ Alkmaar were thumped 3-0 by Willem II last week, but they made a quick start in Dordrecht as Guus Hupperts opened the scoring after only six minutes. The winger’s original shot from close range was saved by Filip Kurto, but it hit off Hupperts and fell into the net.

After 22 minutes it was 2-0 for Marco van Basten’s side as Maumer Tankovic sent a lovely lob over the head of a helpless Kurto. It could have been even worse for the home side before the break, but Marvin Peersman came to his side’s rescue by clearing Steven Berghuis’s shot off the line.

Dordrecht brought themselves back into the match eight minutes into the second half with Mart Lieder finishing off a slick counter attack.

However AZ restored their two goal lead on 57 minutes as Nemaja Gudelj picked out Berghuis in the box and the attacker had a simple tap in from close range.

AZ handed new striker Robert Muhren his debut with twenty minutes to go, but their would be no further goals as Dordtrecht succumb to their second defeat of the season. AZ climb into the top half after halting a two game losing streak.

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