Tasnim – ALKMAAR, Iranian international midfielder Alireza Jahanbakhsh hit a hat-trick in AZ Alkmaar’s thrilling 4-3 victory against Vitesse Arnhem Wednesday night.
The host, bidding to overtake Ajax in the race for second, were two goals to the good within 12 minutes following Wout Weghorst’s header and Jahanbakhsh’s first of the night, skysports.com reported.
Vitesse was back on level terms moments before the break only for Jahanbakhsh to net his second in first-half stoppage-time and restore AZ’s lead.
Jahanbakhsh completed his hat-trick eight minutes into the second half. Mason Mount pulled one back for Vitesse, but the visitor saw out the win to move to within two points of Ajax.