ZURICH, September 10 (World Cup Qualifying) - Alphonse Leweck stuck a fairytale winner with four minutes remaining as Luxembourg pulled off an almighty shock in their World Cup qualifying clash in Switzerland.
The Etzella Ettelbruck midfielder came off the bench to seal one of his country's greatest ever triumphs against a side ranked 109 places above them.
It marks a stunning reversal in fortunes for Luxembourg, who failed to register a single point in qualification for the 2006 World Cup.
Jeff Strasser put the minnows ahead just before the half-hour mark, but when Blaise Nkufo levelled before the break a Switzerland comeback looked a formality.
Instead though it was Leweck who popped up to give Luxembourg the Group Two victory and equal the three-point haul they managed in their entire qualifying campaign for Euro 2008.
The game was supposed to be a celebration of Switzerland striker Alexander Frei's comeback from the knee injury which ended his Euro 2008 participation, but it turned into an evening of humiliation for Ottmar Hitzfeld's men.
It could have been different had the hosts converted their early chances, but Johan Djourou headed over the bar from a Tranquillo Barnetta free-kick in the first minute, and Nkufo fired straight at goalkeeper Jonathan Joubert from Gokhan Inler's pass.
But Luxembourg - who opened their qualifying campaign with a 3-0 home defeat to Greece at the weekend - struck first through Strasser, the Metz defender rifling a 25-yard free-kick into the top corner.
The hosts were level two minutes before the break, though, as Nkufo glanced a diving header into the bottom corner from 12 yards.
The chances continued to come for the Swiss, but Hakan Yakin, Mario Mutsch and Almen Abdi were all guilty of squandering openings.
Yakin in particular should have done better when he chipped wide of the left post when clean through on goal.
Instead Switzerland - who conceded a last-minute equaliser to Israel in their first qualifier - were again undone late on as Leweck ran on to a cleverly disguised Strasser through-ball and slotted the winner under Diego Benaglio from a tight angle.
There was still time for Joubert to tip a Mauro Lustrinelli drive on to the bar as Switzerland looked desperately for an equaliser, but the visitors held on for an historic win.