ROBERTO FIRMINO and Gabriel Jesus put their Premier League rivalry aside to combine for Brazil's opener in their 1-1 draw with Senegal.
The Manchester City striker expertly sent the Liverpool man through on goal, with the ex-Hoffenheim ace beautifully dinking the ball over the onrushing Alfred Gomis.
It seemed as though Tite's men would run riot after breaking the deadlock in the ninth minute at the Singapore National Stadium.
But Sadio Mane made sure he wasn't the only Reds player to leave an impression on the game as he won a penalty for the African nation just before the break after being bundled over by Marquinhos.
Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou stepped up to dispatch his spot-kick into the bottom corner beyond the outstretched arms of Man City shot-stopper Ederson.
Neymar then had a brilliant chance to instantly put the Selecao back in front, but Gomis denied him a goal on his 100th cap.
Jesus then went close in the second half as his chipped effort glanced wide of the post.
Richarlison, Everton and Casemiro all failed with their efforts from distance.
Mane almost won it for Africa's highest-ranked team late on, but his 85th minute curling strike smashed off the post.
It proved to be the last major chance of the game, with Brazil now three games without a win – the longest run since coach Tite took over in 2016.
The stalemate comes three months after Tite led the Samba Boys to the Copa America title at home and follows last month's 2-2 draw with Colombia and 1-0 loss to Peru.
Brazil's next match is a friendly with Nigeria, also in Singapore, on Sunday.
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