Head coach Tite had promised to play the forward for part of the match to help him regain some rhythm ahead of the World Cup.
And he needed just over 20 minutes to return to scoring form, netting the game's opening goal after replacing Fernandinho.
The striker breezed past Sime Vrsaljko and rifled home, after picking up the ball from Philippe Coutinho in a fluid Brazil move.
Neymar's instant return to form did not go unnoticed in Paris, where PSG hailed his goal via Twitter.
Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) 3 de junio de 2018
And they were not alone in praising the striker, as users of the social network were bowled over by the strike.
NEYMAR JR for Brazil:— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) 3 de junio de 2018
87 in 84. 👑🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/asmvWW1yGr
Great to see @neymarjr back and scoring a terrific goal. The World Cup needs its biggest stars. 👍🏻— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) 3 de junio de 2018
#Neymar !!!!!! MAGESTEEEEEEEEEERIAL! He makes the ball his little YO-YO and skips the light fantastic!— Ray Hudson (@RayHudson) 3 de junio de 2018
Before Neymar, after Neymar pic.twitter.com/ncQ4u5uJal— Brazil Football 🇧🇷 (@BrazilEdition) 3 de junio de 2018
🇧🇷Brazil record goal scorers:— Coral (@Coral) 3 de junio de 2018
Pele - 77
Ronaldo - 62
Romario - 55
Neymar - 54
Neymar is 26 years old. pic.twitter.com/OpbicjC8BC
The former Barcelona man, who joined PSG for €222 million last August, had an operation to repair the damage before recovering in Brazil.
He returned to France early last month to continue his rehabilitation work at PSG's training facilities.