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 MonacoMonaco21153364214348
2Nice21137135142146
3Paris Saint-GermainPSG21143441152645
4Lyon20121739231637
5GuingampGuingamp218762723431
6Saint-EtienneSt Etienne217952118330
7Marseille218672426-230
8Rennes218582125-429
9Bordeaux217862227-529
10Toulouse217592223-126
11NantesNantes2174101428-1425
12Nancy206681523-824
13Montpellier HSCMontpellier215882934-523
14Lille2165101926-723
15Metz206592035-1523
16Dijon214982730-321
17Bastia2156101825-721
18Caen2063112335-1221
19Angers2155111727-1020
20Lorient2153132343-2018