Leigh Broxham — 7.5

Made what would have been a game changing sliding challenge in the box had the Victory’s attacking quartet shown better quality going forward. Calm and composed all throughout the ninety.

Corey Brown — 5

Displayed a lack of urgency in the build up to prevent Patric’s cross for the opener. Cleared and played the ball out poorly at times when Muscat no doubt would have preferred to have seen better composure.

Raul Baena — 6.5

Rarely sighted in the first half beyond a few erroneous challenges. Started out wide in a role he’s clearly not comfortable with. A determined and energetic second period redeemed his rating.

Anthony Lesiotis — 7.5

Displayed some positive industry to retrieve the ball several times and was hugely confident in his tackling. Played a sublime ball through to Roux for Victory’s equaliser. May be a future classy deep lying playmaker that Victory fans will no doubt be excited to keep after he did his name no disservice tonight.

Keisuke Honda — 7

Captained the side and lead with his physicality and dictating of Victory’s tempo. Although he held possession well, the marquee man rarely fashioned anything proactive with the ball in the first half.

Had a near incredible moment come to fruition as a give-and-go with Barbarouses led to a driving run and subsequent shot fly just beyond the crossbar. Notched a solid goal on his return to Japan and was a key part of Victory’s resurgence in the second half.

James Troisi — 7

Found it difficult to exhibit his creativeness in the first half. Had a much better second period, as did the rest of his side, demonstrating his quality as a player in a moment where he shifted the ball back to his left foot on the edge of the box to force Hirotsugu Nakabayashi in to a tough reaching save.

In a moment of sheer football intelligence, the shaved head of Troisi glistened in the stadium lights as he spun and let a through ball carry through to the run of Roux for Victory’s equaliser.