It had appeared as if Brazil, after a 1-1 with Switzerland in its opening game, was heading for another stalemate.
Finally, the Diario Extra wrote a column named "Costa Rica bids farewell to the World Cup", while praising the presence of Brazilian ace Neymar, who had a penalty cancelled after it was checked on the VAR system.
The PSG star collapsed to the ground and burst into tears while the rest of his team-mates celebrated.
With their first win of the tournament, Brazil now have four points from two matches they have played, and are nearly certain to qualify into the next round.
"I reacted to this episode quietly, but I was sad from such behavior on the part of Neymar for me", said Silva.
But back home, there was a special pair of Brazil fans who celebrated Coutinho's opener like no other. Romario was the team's top striker when Brazil won the 1994 World Cup in the United States.
In the 64th minute of the match, Brazil once again got a chance to score a goal when Neymar struck a left-footed shot from outside the box but it went straight into the hands of Navas.
Stoppage-time goals from Philippe Coutinho and Neymar helped Tite's side to a vital three points in Group E. If Nigeria wins, it will advance to the round of 16. "It's just a pity they scored in injury time". But he was also in theatrical mode against Costa Rica, tumbling over dramatically when touched.
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Brazil's coach Tite also commented on his players tears, suggesting they could be down to the huge pressure of leading the five-times world champions.
But Costa Rica's packed-in camp held Brazil at bay into the break.
With Douglas Costa and Neymar controlling the flanks, players like Coutinho and Roberto Firmino were able to drive in the middle towards the goal and were constant threats.
One soccer match that for reasons unknown I have been looking forward to is today's Group E match in which Brazil will be taking on Costa Rica.
Neymar, receiving from Philippe, nearly scored before he took out Keylor Navas amid scramble.
Brazil's next game is against Serbia on Wednesday.
The first goal scored by either team is going to set this match alive and I think we are going to see plenty of goals being scored during the course of the match, so make sure you are watching it later on this evening!