RIO DE JANEIRO : Fortaleza scored two second-half headers from corner kicks to beat Fluminense 2-0 away from home on Wednesday and hand the Rio de Janeiro club their first defeat in eight Brazilian league games.
Marcelo Conceicao headed home four minutes into the second half and Titi doubled their lead on the hour mark with another header also from a corner kick.
The result sees Fortaleza rise to fourth in Serie A, equal on points with Palmeiras, although they have played a game more.
Fluminense drop a place to ninth, seven points further back.
(Reporting by Andrew Downie in London; Editing by Peter Rutherford)