Heidenheim have won their first ever Bundesliga game after Eren Dinkci scored twice against his parent club to help secure a thrilling 4-2 home win over Werder Bremen.
It was the perfect present for Heidenheim's Frank Schmidt, who on Sunday became the longest serving coach at one club in German professional football.
The game came exactly 16 years since the now 49-year-old made his coaching debut with a 2-1 fourth-division win against Normannia Gmund on September 17, 2007. The previous record holder was Volker Finke, who coached Freiburg from July 1991 until June 2007.
Schmidt's journey up the divisions with a side from a southern German town of just 50,000 people is the stuff of football fairytales but his promoted team added to the story with a win in just their fourth Bundesliga game in front of a capacity 15,000 crowd.
In Sunday's second match, the other promoted side, Darmstadt, threw away a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 at home to winless Borussia Monchengladbach, having had goalscorer Matej Maglica dismissed on 49 minutes.
Darmstadt, who unlike Heidenheim have been in the Bundesliga before, also lifted themselves off the bottom after Marvin Mehlem showed excellent control to score early and Maglica netted the second after just 10 minutes. Tim Skarke made it 3-0 just after the half hour.
But Maglica was then sent off early in the second half only for Tomas Cvancara to see his subsequent penalty for Gladbach easily saved.
Jordan and Florian Neuhaus pulled goals back as 10-man Darmstadt fell apart and Cvancara made amends with the leveller on 77 minutes.
Heidenheim, who drew 2-2 at Borussia Dortmund before the international break, deservedly defeated Bremen.
Anthony Jung's handball allowed Tim Kleindienst to stroke home a fifth-minute penalty and after Bremen had missed a big chance to level, Dinkci made it 2-0 when he waltzed into the box amid poor defending just before the break.
Bremen-born Dinkci was loaned from the Weserstadion in the close season and - as is common in the Bundesliga - there was no clause saying the 21-year-old could not play.
He refused to celebrate out of respect for the northerners, who cut the deficit on 49 minutes when Marvin Ducksch scored on the rebound after his penalty was saved.
Mitchell Weiser's superb header levelled matters but Dinkci quickly hit back, grabbing his second with a calm finish.
Jan-Niklas Beste made the game safe on 76 minutes to condemn Bremen to a third defeat already.