Haching-Schrecks Dressel and Mölders made 1860 a perfect evening.
Eight hours before kick-off, the Unterhaching Corona traffic light still jumped to dark red.
Football with spectators was now also prohibited in the southern district - which abruptly thwarted the daring plan of a veteran 1860 fan.
"Seating, standing, lying down, floodlight mast - I take it," said the lion junkie lurking for a ticket (name of the editors known) - and on Monday evening, like the supporters of the host SpVgg Unterhaching, was forced to sit in the TV chair.
There was a third-division aderby there, which was like most of the last: For a long time rabbit-footed suburbanites maintained their lion complex and also lost the fourth of five third-division duels.
The Haching-Schrecks Dennis Dressel and Sascha Mölders scored the goals to a 2-0 (1-0) away win, which has the side effect that in 1860 takes the lead again - past Rostock.
Haching, on the other hand, has to orientate himself downwards after a botched English week (three defeats).
Both coaches had placed their trust in their losing teams last Wednesday - with a forced change on the side of the Lions.
For the ailing Stefan Lex, Austria's newcomer Martin Pusic stormed the whole thing in the offensive 4-diamond-2 system.
"We worked through the game against Saarbrücken (1: 2 / Red.) Well," said Michael Köllner: "We hope that Martin Pusic will help us today with his experience."
In pouring rain and autumn cold, a “killer hiller” would not have been the worst choice.
Said drink is currently being served in the Löwenstüberl, six kilometers away.
Yesterday, as usual, namesake Marco Hiller stood in the 1860 goal - and he was asked for the first time in the third minute (galvanized shot by Dombrowka).
Then the usual picture emerged from the last derbies: 1860 took the initiative, Haching let himself be pushed in - and caught the 0: 1 early on.
Responsible for this: The man who has now scored half of his eight professional goals against SpVgg.
Dennis Dressel took a corner from Richard Neudecker, Dombrowka counterfeited - and the perfect birthday present for yourself was ready.
Dressel, 22 since yesterday, gave the derby the direction the guests wanted.
“Dennis's left foot is now known in the league,” said sports director Günther Gorenzel in a half-time interview with Magenta.
“We finally have to reward ourselves for the effort,” Haching coach Arie van Lent said before the game: “Today is the right time for that.” After his team had let the first 45 minutes pass through strange passivity, the minute was off 46 called for a reaction: Felix Schröter came for Hasenhüttl, Luca Marseiler for Heinrich.
The game became more balanced.
Haching hung himself in now.
Marseiler made sure that Hiller was allowed to stretch a bit again (50th), Fuchs pulled from a distance (54th) - a start.
And after a corner kick was blocked, it almost happened: Hufnagel stormed energetically towards the Löwen goal, Hiller played Neuer and cleared in front of his own penalty area - Schröter put the margin from 30 meters over the crossbar.
In the final phase it finally became a real derby: Haching tried everything, in 1860 countered and missed opportunities (Dressel, Pusic) to pull the tension plug - until Haching's personified nightmare came to fruition.
After his late 3-2 in Advent 2019, the 1860 captain also had the last word yesterday: left-footed shot from 25 m, deflected and straight into the corner.
Haching has a lion trauma - and 1860 is happy about his first game of the season without conceding a goal.