RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Former Brazil international striker Andre Ribeiro scored two first-half goals as Sport Recife beat Fluminense 2-1 in the Brazilian Serie A championship here on Saturday.
Andre netted in the 12th and 23rd minutes before Marcos Junior pulled a goal back for the hosts just before halftime at the Maracana stadium.
Both teams frittered away chances to score in the second half as Sport survived to clinch their 11th win of the season.
Former Bordeaux and Dynamo Kyiv player Andre, who has been capped four times for Brazil's national team, is now the third-top scorer in the competition with 15 goals in 34 matches.
The result saw Sport move two points clear of the relegation zone while Fluminense remained 14th with one round of matches remaining.