Pre-season match for Cosmos and post-season for Barça. The days before and after the match, there was much talk about Maradona going to Napoli. Barcelona presented an eclectic team made up of some players from the 1st team, some from the Reserves, and some from other teams. Such is the case of Mágico González, who belonged to Cádiz. The couple Maradona - Mágico looked very promising. Cosmos for their part presented a typical lineup of the time, including former Barcelona legend and fan favourite Johan Neeskens. The New Yorkers were preparing for what would turn out to be the last season ever of the NASL.