It wasn't a Melbourne Derby to remember, but it did have a few telling performances: see how the players rated in Melbourne Victory's 1-1 draw with Melbourne City.
Lawrence Thomas - 7
Could have been caught off his line by Jamie Maclaren, but apart from that he did little wrong – nearly got to the J-Mac’s penalty as well, he’s had so many near-penalty saves this season.
Leigh Broxham - 7
A strong performance after Victory copped Niedermeier’s red card, on hand to clear every 50-50.
Corey Brown - 6
While he was outplayed by Shayon Harrison, most Victory defenders were. He did stand tall a couple of times, and he is a little underrated…just a little.
Thomas Deng - 6
Not a strong performance, left for dead a few times including a couple of embarrassing misjudged balls. To be fair, however, he’s right up there with the best from corners. Marshalled Ritchie de Laet to perfection.
Georg Niedermeier - 3
The less said about Victory’s own BFG the better. That’s not Big Friendly Giant either…
Raúl Baena - 6
Couple of stupid, rash errors after Luke Brattan appeared to get under his skin.
Keisuke Honda - 6
He was good in the sense that he has a sense of urgency, he passes and moves, he’s classy, but he wasn’t particularly effective for large spells.