The Netherlands warmed up for their World Cup last-16 match against Slovakia with a 2-1 win over a spirited Cameroon courtesy of goals from Robin van Persie and Klass-Jan Huntelaar.
Van Persie’s first goal of the finals on 36 minutes was cancelled out by Samuel Eto’s clinical 65th minute penalty in the final Group E match in Cape Town.
The Inter Milan striker converted after Rafael van der Vaart handled Jean Makoun’s free-kick in his own area.
Bert van Marwijk’s side extended their unbeaten run to 22 matches, the longest such sequence in the international arena, when Huntelaar converted after substitute Arjen Robben’s shot careered back off the inside of a post on 83 minutes.
The Dutch top the group on nine points after wins over Denmark, Japan and pointless Cameroon, who depart the tournament having lost all three games at the finals.