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