Dynamo Dresden, who were relegated to the second division, caught up a 2-0 deficit in the 3rd division on Sunday and celebrated a 3-2 (0-2) win against VfL Osnabrück.
Ahmet Arslan (53′), Paul Will (57′) and Claudio Kammerknecht (71′) scored in a furious second half to win.
After the second Sunday game, promoted Rot-Weiss Essen left the relegation zone with a 3-0 (1-0) win at SC Freiburg II. Simon Engelmann (31st), Ron Berlinski (51st) and Lawrence Ennali (83rd) scored for the former Bundesliga club.
An own goal by Michael Akoto (35′) and a goal by Robert Tesche (40′) gave Osnabrück the lead in Dresden in the first 45 minutes. Dresden moved up to fourth place with 20 points, VfL is twelfth with 13 points.
In the final phase, however, the hosts came under pressure again, but with luck and skill they were able to book the three points on the credit side.