Neymar marked his first appearance since February by scoring the opening goal to help Brazil to a 2-0 victory over Croatia at Anfield on Sunday.
The world’s most expensive footballer had been a doubt for this summer’s World Cup in recent months due to an injury, but he showed little signs of rust with a fine solo effort to fire Tite’s side to the win on Merseyside.
It was the 26-year-old’s moment of magic which proved to be the main difference in an otherwise even game, although Brazil did add a second with the last kick of the game as Roberto Firmino scored on his club ground to cap off the victory.
Brazil are now unbeaten in their last 10 matches going into their final World Cup warm-up game against Austria next weekend, whereas Croatia will take on Senegal on Friday in their last outing before the tournament gets underway.
Croatia, meanwhile, have been drawn in a group alongside Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland as they bid to make it into the knockout stages for the first time since 1998.