Mainz coach Thomas Tuchel was beaming with pride after his side battled back to beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-2 at Borussia Park.
"I was very pleased with the performance of my team, which I had expected after their performances in training during the week," he told Sky.
"If a team twice manages to come from behind, then that is worth a great deal of honour. That makes me very proud."
Die Nuellfuenfer climb at least temporarily into second spot in the table, seven points behind Borussia Dortmund. Next weekend they host Nuernberg.