Neymar's strike brought Brazil back into the game.
Game: vs. Croatia
Minutes Played: 87
Successful pass completion: 79 percent
It took Neymar a while to get going, but when he did, the entire stadium burst into life with him.
Sensing the danger he brings to the party, the Croats kept him well-marshalled in the first quarter hour, and perhaps frustrated by the close attention, he was lucky to stay on the pitch after a stray elbow caught Luca Modric in the face on 21 minutes.
Just five minutes later, a strike from outside the box found its way into the net off the foot of the post.
It might not have been the cleanest shot he's ever struck, but the relief was palpable, and it was his 32nd goal in 50 appearances for Brazil. Phenomenal.
The goal brought Neymar to life, and he was a lot busier throughout the rest of the half.
A great run on 64 minutes was brought to an abrupt end by Corluka, but he was not to be denied. A contentious penalty decision and an interesting run-up aside, Neymar dispatched his and Brazil's second goal on 70 minutes.
For the remaining 17 minutes that he was on the pitch, he was busy and bright, and with luck on his side, he could have had an opening-day hat-trick.