Striker Bright Edomwonyi fired blank as 10-man Austria Wien won 4-2 against Hartberg in the Austrian Bundesliga on Sunday.
Edomwonyi was hoping to add to his three-goal account in the league campaign but he failed to produce the goods at the Generali Arena.
He eventually gave way for Alon Turgeman with three minutes left to play.
The game lived up to it billing with six goals scored as fans rose at their feet to applaud the rich soccer artistry in display.
Michael Madl drew the curtain raiser after he was picked up by Maximilian Sax in the 23rd minute.
Austria Wien were reduced to 10 men at the dying embers of the first stanza. Igor was sent off for a second bookable offence.
Hartberg levelled up matters thanks to Florian Flecker in the 52nd minute. One minute later, Alexander Gruenwald restored the slim lead for the hosts.
Uros Matic made the scoreline 3-1 but Siegfred Rasswalder ensured a nervy end to the thriller when he pulled one back for the away side.
Substitute Turgeman made the maximum points safe with the fourth goal for his side.