SC Paderborn 07 and TSV 1860 Munich emerged with a point apiece after a thrilling 4-4 draw at the Benteler-Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Coming into this one on a three-game winless run, Stefan Effenberg's Paderborn dominated the first-half after taking the lead through former 1860 attacker Moritz Stoppelkamp in the 17th minute.
It took until the 50th minute for the hosts to find the second goal their dominance deserved, Hauke Wahl's brilliant finish doubling the lead. That, however, was only the beginning of the madness. Gary Kagelmacher pulled one back seven minutes later, before the Lions' Richard Neudecker was dismissed for a second bookable offence on the hour-mark.
A minute later, SCP restored their two-goal cushion, Mahir Saglik netting a beauty from the edge of the box. 1860, revitalised recently under Benno Möhlmann, were hardly willing to go down without a fight and Rubin Okotie netted a brilliant 26-minute hat-trick, putting his side ahead for the first time as late as the 88th minute.
The drama took one final turn, however, when Nick Proschwitz headed home a leveller in the 90th minute as the sides took a deserved point each.