Guilherme Finkler scored a second-half equaliser to give Melbourne Victory a 2-2 draw with Melbourne City in their city derby on Saturday.
City's Bruno Fornaroli scored goals nine minutes apart in the first half, in between a strike by Fahid Ben Khalfallah. Finkler's leveler came just after the restart.
The Victory and City are level on 29 points, six behind league leaders Brisbane after 19 rounds, but City hold a five-goal edge on goal difference over their rivals from Victoria's state capital.
On-field intrigue has again paired with off-field drama in the A-League this week. Here are five things to watch out for in what promises to be a dramatic round 19:
1. More than just pride on the line
There is no doubt the Melbourne derby has developed into one of the most eagerly anticipated battles on the A-League calendar, and this week's latest instalment is no exception.
That Socceroo defender Alex Wilkinson has recently opted to sign for Melbourne City over Melbourne Victory and will likely...
John van 't Schip says Melbourne City must make significant improvements to be competitive in this weekend's Melbourne derby, after lack of spirit and urgency left his A-League side wanting against Newcastle Jets.
High-flying City's derby preparations took a downward turn with their shock 2-1 defeat to strugglers Newcastle at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.
Despite falling victim to two questionable decisions, City lacked the usual attacking spark that has yielded them 11 goals in their last four games...
Melbourne City FC suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at Newcastle Jets in the A-League on Sunday.
City, who are third in the 10-team division, had Jacob Melling sent off in the second half in a disappointing result for John van 't Schip's side.
Milos Trifunovic broke the deadlock for the Jets from the penalty spot early in the second half before doubling his side's lead on 72 minutes.