Brazil came late to the Copa America party, and Coutinho’s hat trick helped kick start that, after they thrashed Haiti 7-1.
Brazil played out a goalless draw against Ecuador in their first game, but the Liverpool midfielder put the game beyond doubt in the first 45 minutes.
Coutinho scored a brace in the first half hour of the first half, and completed his hat trick in the injury time of the second half.
Renato Augusto a brace, scoring in each half, while substitutes and Santos pair Gabriel and Lucas Lima got in on the action after the break to ease some of the pressure on coach Dunga at the centenary tournament in the United States.
Brazil, though, was exposed in defense as James Marcelin scored Haiti’s first Copa America goal with 20 minutes remaining.
With Miranda still unfit, Dunga retained the center back pairing of Gil and Marquinhos as Brazil named an unchanged starting XI.