FC Twente could not take advantage of AZ Alkmaar’s loss of points as they were held to a 0-0 draw at Excelsior.

FC Twente went into the game knowing a win would move them back to within four points of AZ Alkmaar.

The visitors dominated the game from the start but they could not find a way past an inspired Stijn van Gassel in the Excelsior goal.

Twente managed 24 attempts on goal but Van Gassel walked away with a clean sheet to frustrate Ron Jans side.

The draw means FC Twente stay rooted in fifth while Excelsior is in 15th.

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