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Melbourne derby player ratings: Niedermeier's nightmare

13:58 GMT+3 23/02/2019
Georg Niedermeier
Who starred and who struggled in the third Melbourne derby of the season?

Despite Georg Niedermeier's early sending off, Melbourne Victory rallied from a goal down to hold Melbourne City to a 1-1 draw.

Kosta Barbarouses was the hero for Victory as City struggled to make the most of their numerical advantage. 

Here's how every player rated in the third Melbourne derby of the season...

  • Lawrence Thomas

    Lawrence Thomas

    Rating: 6/10

    Went the right way for the penalty but couldn't get a hand to it. Rarely tested and was saved twice by the woodwork when beaten. 

  • Corey Brown Melbourne Victory

    Corey Brown

    Rating: 7/10

    Very solid down the left flank. 

  • Thomas Deng

    Thomas Deng

    Rating: 7/10

    Stepped up after the sending off and seemed to time most of his challenges very well. 

  • Georg Niedermeier

    Georg Niedermeier

    Rating: 0/10

    Picked up two early yellow cards and gave away a silly penalty with his last involvement. A night to forget for the German. 

  • Leigh Broxham

    Leigh Broxham

    Rating: 7/10

    Drafted in at right-back and did what was asked of him without too much fuss. 

  • Raul Baena

    Raul Baena

    Rating: 6/10

    A solid shift from the Spaniard, who was forced to cover extra ground in Niedermeier's absence. 

  • Melbourne Victory Terry Antonis

    Terry Antonis

    Rating: 6/10

    Kept things ticking in midfield and another that did well to plug the hole left by having just 10 men. 

  • Keisuke Honda Melbourne Victory

    Keisuke Honda

    Rating: 7/10

    Not at his sharpest but showed great fight with his team under the pump and picked up the assist for Barbarouses' goal. 

  • James Troisi Melbourne Victory

    James Troisi

    Rating: 5/10

    Sacrificed at half-time having failed to make much of an impact. 

  • Melbourne Victory Kosta Barbarouses

    Kosta Barbarouses

    Rating: 8/10

    Took his goal very well on a tight angle and was always asking questions of City's defence. 

  • Elvis Kamsoba Victory

    Elvis Kamsoba

    Rating: N/A

    Pulled off after Neidermeier's sending off. Shame he didn't get more minutes. 

  • Melbourne Victory subs

    Ola Toivonen: 6/10

    James Donachie: 7/10 

    Storm Roux: 6/10

  • Eugene Galekovic Melbourne City

    Eugene Galekovic

    Rating: 5/10

    Should have done better with the goal which was Victory's first shot of the game. 

  • Scott Jamieson

    Scott Jamieson

    Rating: 6/10

    A typical performance from the City skipper. Full of running but end product left a bit to be desired. 

  • Curtis Good Melbourne City

    Curtis Good

    Rating: 6/10

    A solid performance but perhaps could have done more to usher out Barbarouses for the goal. 

  • Bart Schenkeveld

    Bart Schenkeveld

    Rating: 7/10

    A polished performance that you've come to expect from the Dutch defender. 

  • Ritchie de Laet

    Ritchie de Laet

    Rating: 6/10

    Not as sharp going forward as he has been previously this season, but strong enough at the back. 

  • Kearyn Baccus

    Kearyn Baccus

    Rating: 5/10

    A few sloppy touches and wayward passes in midfield as he failed to capitalise on his side's numerical advantage. 

  • Roslyn Griffiths

    Rostyn Griffiths

    Rating: 7/10

    Made his presence felt and was unlucky not to double City's lead late in the first-half with an effort that struck the post. 

  • Luke Brattan Melbourne City

    Luke Brattan

    Rating: 7/10

    Another that hit the woodwork and gave City's attack a bit of zip moving forward. 

  • Florin Berenguer

    Florin Berenguer

    Rating: 5/10

    Wasn't incisive enough against 10-men and was withdrawn early in the second-half. 

  • Shayon Harrison Melbourne City

    Shayon Harrison

    Rating: 6/10

    Some decent hold-up play but failed to pull the trigger on occasion and summed up City's hesitance in the final third. 

  • Jamie Maclaren Melbourne City

    Jamie Maclaren

    Rating: 7/10

    Took and won his penalty well but wasn't at his sharpest in front of goal. 

  • Melbourne City subs

    Lachlan Wales: 6/10

    Riley McGree: 6/10

    Dario Vidosic: 6/10