Nourdin Boukhari was both hero and villain as he scored the equaliser as NAC Breda claimed a vital point against NEC Nijmegen in their battle against relegation from the Eredivisie before earning a straight red card in the last minute.
Lasse Schone put the visitors ahead in the 20th minute with NEC dominating much of the first half.
However, NAC forced their way back into the game with Boukhari claiming a deserved equaliser, but the Moroccan undermined his good work when he was sent off for a rash challenge, just four matches into his second spell with the club.
NEC all but dominated the first half.
Schone was thwarted by goalkeeper Jelle ten Rouwelaar and Genero Zeefuik's header hit the bar before the former put the hosts ahead.
Schone sent in a low shot from 25 yards which bounced in front of Ten Rouwelaar and into the goal.
It was all NEC. Zeefuik intercepted Jordy Buijs' backpass and played the ball back to Krisztian Vadocz whose low shot was stopped on the line by Eric Botteghin. Tim Gilissen then lost the ball and Vadocz fired over.
NAC had to wait until a minute before the break for an opening when Anthony Lurling's low shot was fisted away by Gabor Babos who then stopped Botteghin's header.
NAC forced their way more into the game in the second half with Lurling twice shooting wide before they levelled.
Youssef El Akchaoui's free-kick was headed on by Botteghin who in turn found Boukhari whose shot gave Babos no chance.
Babos was again called on when he made a fabulous save from Buijs in front of goal.
The visitors had the better of the closing stages, Zeefuik's shot deflected on to the post by defender Kees Luijckx and a minute later Ten Rouwelaar saved Rens van Eijden's goalbound header.
The match finished on a sour note when Boukhari was given a straight red card for his indiscretion.