Western United emerged triumphant in a nine-goal epic as an A-League record was broken in their 5-4 home victory over Perth Glory.
Eight second-half goals were scored in the contest in Geelong, a competition record.
Managers Mark Rudan and Richard Garcia were left laughing on the touchline in the closing stages, aware they were part of history.
Few would have expected such a result as Western took a 1-0 lead into half-time courtesy of an impressive early Victor Sanchez goal.
Carlo Armiento equalised after 56 minutes and that was the first of eight goals in a remarkable 28-minute period.
Bruno Fornaroli, Nicholas D’Agostino and another Armiento strike meant Glory reached a four-goal total that would usually result in victory.
But Dylan Pierias scored twice and Tomoki Imai also struck for Western in the second half.
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That meant the match was level at 4-4 and there was one final twist six minutes from time, with Steven Lustica’s deflected strike settling the match.
Western boss Rudan told FOX Sports: “At 4-4, I turned to Richie Garcia and said, ‘Mate, we’re part of something that’s going to be re-run for the next 20-years’.
“We just had a laugh and a chuckle.
“I kept looking over my shoulder at [Melbourne City striker] Jamie Maclaren [in the commentary box] and he was having a laugh.
“The most important thing is that we got through an incredible game.”
In Saturday’s other game, Mohamed Toure scored the winner on his first A-League start as Adelaide United won 1-0 against rivals Melbourne Victory.