AZ has Saturday at the last minute to three points over the thuisduel with Sparta Rotterdam. The hekkensluiter was in the AFAS Stadium with a 2-1 set aside.
Sparta took in Alkmaar surprisingly the lead thanks to Julian Chabot, but Wout Weghorst (just before half) and Oussama Idrissi (just for time) prevented damage to the number three of the Premier league.
AZ still has always been excellent in the Premier league. The team of trainer John van den Brom only have PSV and Ajax to tolerate in the position. The lead on number four Feyenoord, Sunday, PSV will receive eleven points.
Sparta coach Dick Advocaat, it experienced again a frustrating night with his team. It was the sixth defeat in a row with one goal difference for the People, who in between did win of Willem II and a point picked up against FC Twente.