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Soccer-Budapest Honved crowned Hungarian champions after 24 years
May 27, 2017 / 8:06 PM / 4 months ago

Soccer-Budapest Honved crowned Hungarian champions after 24 years

BUDAPEST, May 27 (Reuters) - Budapest Honved ended a 24-year wait to win the Hungarian first division NB1 title after Ferenc Puskas’s former club beat Videoton 1-0 on Saturday.

Honved, formerly known as Kispest, won the league title for the 14th time after winning a thrilling showdown with Videoton -- with both clubs on 62 points before kick-off.

Videoton went into the match knowing they had to win the encounter as Honved had more wins before Saturday.

Striker Marton Eppel scored the only goal of the game in the 59th minute to secure Honved the title.

“We felt an unbelievable chemistry. We deserved to win the whole championship,” Eppel told the M4 TV channel.

“I dreamed about this... I also dreamed I would score a winning goal. That too came through.”

Another Budapest-based club, 23-times champion MTK, were relegated after failing to win at Paks. (Reporting by Zoltan Fazekas, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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