With 20 minutes gone on Sunday, Coutinho gathered a clearance 25 yards from goal and curled a marvellous shot into the far corner off the post to give the five-times world champions the lead. But they could not get another one in front of a very Brazil-friendly crowd at the Rostov Arena.
And here's how he reacted on Twitter, in trademark Federer style!
Brazil, chasing a sixth World Cup title while simultaneously trying to erase memories of 2014's 7-1 semi-final defeat, had started positively. There was a lot of anxiety, too much pressure and it translated into our way of playing, we were not precise enough.
"Look, we are always told as a defender that you can not use your hands", Thiago Silva said.
Philippe Coutinho got Tite's side off to a flying start, but they couldn't hang on as the Swiss asserted themselves in the second half.More news: Fighting rages around airport in Yemen port city of Hodeida
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Steve McManaman breaks down Neymar's performance as the FC crew react to Brazil's draw with Switzerland in their World Cup opener. "The first 40 minutes were tough for us, and at half-time, I told the players to stay cool and press forward".
Switzerland's Steven Zuber is ecstatic after tying the game against Brazil. "You can interpret the penalty in any way but there's no way you can complain", he said. We didn't deserve to end with a draw.
"Tomorrow we will recover a bit and then focus on the very hard match coming up against Serbia".
"Our motto was play with the love of winning and not the fear of losing", said a delighted Osorio.
"We were not actually able to implement it in the first half and that invited Brazil to be unsafe".
Brazil face Costa Rica on Friday in their second Group E game as they look to claim their first win of the tournament.