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...
The Western Sydney Wanderers have accepted a suspended three-point penalty and $50,000 fine on Thursday, after Football Federation Australia found them guilty of bringing the game into disrepute.
The governing body has charged the club with responsibility to ensure incidents like last weekend's pyrotechnics in Melbourne are not repeated for the next 12 months, or else risk the suspended sanction being triggered.
The punishment followed "deplorable" acts by a small group of away fans, who ignited...