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 MonacoMonaco26185376245259
2Paris Saint-GermainPSG26175450183256
3Nice26168242202256
4Lyon251411049311843
5Saint-EtienneSt Etienne26109731211039
6Marseille2611693531439
7Bordeaux2610973231139
8Toulouse2697103128334
9GuingampGuingamp2697103033-334
10Rennes268992531-633
11Montpellier HSCMontpellier2688103843-532
12Angers2686122233-1130
13NantesNantes2586111934-1530
14Metz2586112544-1930
15Lille2685132432-829
16Dijon2669113641-527
17Nancy2576121733-1627
18Caen2574142543-1825
19Bastia2558122233-1123
20Lorient2664162752-2522