This match marks the debut of Nunes for Flamengo. The Rubronegro struggled for a vast part of the 1970s to find a striker that could help Zico & Co. and, although Nunes wasn't as brilliant as Zico, Adílio, Tita or Júnior, he would prove in the golden era of Flamengo how deadly he was - being labelled as "O artilheiro das decisões" ("The Goalscorer of Finals") for his clutch performances. One interesting information is that Nunes was a junior member of Flamengo in the 1970s but was not called up to the professional team because was not considered good enough. He then shone in Santa Cruz in the 1970s, was in the final list to the 1978 WC but, due to an injury, was left out - Roberto "Dinamite" got the spot. A strong Ponte Preta wants to spoil the party for Nunes and they will count on Carlos (one of the best Brazilian goalkeepers of all time and the 1986 WC starter), Juninho Fonseca (1982 WC Brazil national team member), Édson Boaro (1986 WC Brazil national team starter), Zé Mário and Orlando. Unfortunately, Dicá - the greatest Ponte Preta of all time - isn't playing.