Andorra ended an incredible 66-game losing streak by beating Hungary in their first competitive win in 13 YEARS
Marc Rebes ended his nations winless streak by beating the Hungarians 1-0 in their World cup qualifying game
Andorra stunned Hungary to pick up just their second competitive win in 13 years – and maintain their unbeaten year!
The minnows were bottom of Group B in World Cup qualifying but confident after successive clean sheets in their previous two games.
Andorra had beaten San Marino 2-0 in a friendly in February and maintained their momentum by holding Faroe Islands to a 0-0 draw a month later.
However they had not won a qualifying game since beating Macedonia 1-0 in October 2004.
Koldo Alvarez’s side took the lead in the 26th minute, when Jesus Rubio crossed to the back post for Rebes to head past RB Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi.
It was the defender’s first international goal and it moved his country above Latvia in the Group B table, a good victory but still 14 points behind leaders Switzerland.
They take on group leaders Switzerland in their next Qualifying game in August.
If Andorra were to get three points – or even just one – against Switzerland it would probably go down as the greatest feat in the country’s international footballing history.
Hungary now look unlikely to automatically reach the World Cup, sitting on seven points after six games, eight points behind Portugal and 11 behind group leaders Switzerland.
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