30 Mar 2011

Dutch and Spanish remain perfect in Euro 2012 qualifying

10:57 am on 30 March 2011

Dirk Kuyt's late double spared Netherlands blushes as they escaped from a night of defensive havoc with a 5-3 victory over Hungary to stay on course for next year's Euro 2012 football finals.

The Liverpool striker struck after 78 and 81 minutes to give the Dutch a 14th consecutive victory in qualifying matches.

They lead their group with a maximum 18 points.

Spain won 3-1 in Lithuania to maintain their perfect record in their group.

In friendlies England and Ghana drew 1-all at Wembley and Australia beat Germany 2-1 in Moenchengladbach