Result: Rennes 3-1 Nice

Rennes climb to fifth in Ligue 1 with a 3-1 win over Nice courtesy of goals from Tongo Hamed Doumbia and Julien Feret.

Rennes climbed to fifth in Ligue 1 with a 3-1 win over Nice at Route de Lorient tonight.

The hosts, who still have hopes of qualifying for the Champions League this season, took a 24th-minute lead courtesy of Julien Feret.

Sought-after midfielder Yann M'Vila started for Rennes and he helped provide Tongo Hamed Doumbia add a second on the stroke of half time.

Relegation-threatened Nice threatened a comeback when former Lyon full-back Francois Clerc made it 2-1 on the hour mark

However, the points were secured when Burkina Faso striker Jonathan Pitroipa restored Rennes's two-goal advantage with seven minutes remaining.

With the result, Rennes move to within two points of Lyon in fourth while Nice remain 14th in the table, but they sit only one point clear of AC Ajaccio in 19th.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1AS MonacoMonaco17123253163739
2Nice16123130102039
3Paris Saint-GermainPSG16112330111935
4Rennes168351819-127
5GuingampGuingamp167542115626
6Lyon1581628181025
7Toulouse177462118325
8Bordeaux176652022-224
9Saint-EtienneSt Etienne165741614222
10Marseille165651617-121
11Lille176291722-520
12Angers175481520-519
13Montpellier HSCMontpellier174762430-619
14Nancy175481322-919
15Metz165381630-1418
16Bastia174581420-617
17Dijon163762225-316
18Caen164391630-1415
19NantesNantes16349926-1713
20Lorient1733111832-1412