The feeling surrounding this match resembled the Atlético Mineiro x Flamengo from the 1980s since - for the first time in decades - these two teams (3rd and 4th, respectively) are competing for the top spots of the championship together. Dejan Petković, Adriano "The Emperor" and Diego Tardelli are three of the favourites for the MVP of the 2009 Brazilian Championship. Adriano and Tardelli are disputing the top goalscorer prize ("L'Imperatore" is just 1 goal behind Tardelli). Petković versus Ricardinho (2002 and 2006 WC Brazil national team member) is a great "Maestro" clash to watch. With the Brazilian Championship near its end, a win in this game is the only answer for a team that wants to keep dreaming about being champion. A classic match between archrivals.