The most dominant force in Brazilian football of the 1970s (Internacional) faces the most dominant force in Brazilian football of the 1980s (Flamengo) in a historical final between two giants. Ênio Andrade is a legendary head coach in Brazil; he was famous for creating great defensive systems and it couldn't be different with his 1987 Inter. Taffarel (1990 WC, 1994 WC and 1998 WC starter for Brazil's National Team, a Brazilian icon and a legend for both Internacional and Galatasaray), Luís Carlos Winck (one of the best Brazilian right defenders of the 1980s, he was a certain name for the final list for the 1990 WC, but was cut out due to an injury), Aloísio (simply one of the best defenders ever for FC Porto and Internacional, he would play for Barcelona as well) and Norberto (won the best defensive midfielder award of Brazil's 1987 National First Division over Flamengo's Andrade) were the great names of Internacional's defensive core. The Flamengo side, known for its offensive game, was only thinking about going to Rio de Janeiro for the 2nd leg without being defeated. Renato Gaúcho, the face of Grêmio, Inter's archrival, was the best hope for Flamengo in this match, since Zico was exhausted after a homeric battle against Atlético Mineiro in the semi-finals.