Liverpool’s Ryan Babel scored one and assisted another as Holland warmed up for the Olympics with a 2-0 win over Cameroon in Hong Kong.
Babel came on as a second striker behind Roy McKaay and opened the scoring in the 87th minute.
Assisted by strike partner McKaay, Babel slid the ball past the keeper into the bottom corner with a tidy finish, and minutes later his impressive dribble down the left and intelligent cut-back for McKaay to finish made it 2-0 to the Dutch.
Babel though had not started the match but coach Foppe de Haan says he expects Babel to start the Netherlands’ next warm-up game on Saturday; “Babel and Makaay can be a very good couple.”
The Olympics soccer kicks off on August 7th, with Holland facing Nigeria and the on same day Liverpool’s Javier Mascherano will be in action for Argentina against Ivory Coast.