Hidmarsh was packed for the match between the two great rivals as Adelaide United looked to build on their fantastic start last week while Victory looked to show they can entertain and push their manager, Ange Postecoglu's Socceroo credentials.
It looked like things were not going to go well for Adelaide United in thew early stages with Daniel Bowles having to leave the field injured, despite that Adelaide continued to go for the match.
Victory probably should have taken the lead in the 16th minute as Archie Thompson crossed for Connor Pain at close range only for Pain who shot wide when it seemed easier to score.
Adelaide made sure Victory felt the pain for that miss as they earned a penalty with Nathan Coe deemed to have felled Jeronimo leading to wild protestations from Victory players earning Mitch Nichols a yellow card.
The protests meant nothing as Sergio Cirio was able to take the penalty and score only for the referee to demand a retake due to encroachment but the result was the same the second time as Adelaide tooka 1-0 lead.
They continued three minutes later as Awer Mabil saw his header come off the post and fall for Jeronimo who was able to control and tap home the second.
Melbourne Victory looked to attack throughout the first half but they just could not get that final ball in to the box too often, allowing Adelaide to get off the hook.
The offside flag also wasn't falling Melbourne's way as Archie Thompson got through one-on-one with the keeper he decided to pass for Pain who put the ball away only to be denied by the flag.
There was one last chance for Victory in the 42nd minute as Nicolas Ansell was able to get in to space and shoot but almost hit the corner flag before Nichols missed a sitter in stoppage time keeping the Reds two up at the break.
Adelaide could have made it three just after the break as Mabil was left wide open on a corner but he left Victory off as headed right at Coe.
Fabio Ferreira was the hero for Adelaide moments later as Pain got away from the rest of the defense but was stopped from shooting by a diving challenge.
In the 59th the chances continued to flow Victory's way as Adama Traore was able to take advantage of an Adelaide turnover and put in a powerful shot only for Eugene Galekovic to match the shot with superb save.
Victory continued to dominate the second half and in the 71st minute went close to finding the goal as Mark Milligan was able to get away a strong shot but only found Galekovic.
Jon McKain was the next to make an important save for Adelaide as he was able to block Jason Geria's effort getting Adelaide closer to survival.
Victory's pressure was always going to tell and with 11 minutes to play they finally pulled a goal back as Gui Finkler was able to control the ball and hit it powerfully from distance giving Victory a chance.
With six minutes of stoppage time the visitors chances of salvaging a point skyrocketed as they continued to be the aggressors.
Galekovic was still solid for Adelaide in goal but Victory were biling on the pressure and in the second minute of stoppage James Troisi hit a powerful strike that left Galekovic with no chance, coming down off the crossbar and bouncing over the line to give Victory a draw.