Dutch football team AZ beat Roda JC 1-0 Wednesday night to extend their lead atop the Netherlands' first division, dpa reported.
The game was scoreless until Mounir el-Hamdaoui's goal with 15 minutes to play. It was the 17th goal of the season for el-Hamdaoui, the leading scorer in the Eredivisie, the Dutch top league.
AZ now has 53 points, nine ahead of second-place FC Twente.
Wednesday's match marked AZ's 10th consecutive victory.