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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3Nice382212463362778
4Lyon382141378483067
5Marseille3817111057411662
6Bordeaux381514953431059
7NantesNantes38149154054-1451
8Saint-EtienneSt Etienne381214124142-150
9Rennes381214123642-650
10GuingampGuingamp38148164653-750
11Lille38137184047-746
12Angers38137184049-946
13Toulouse381014143741-444
14Metz381110173972-3341
15Montpellier HSCMontpellier38109194866-1839
16Dijon38813174658-1237
17Caen38107213665-2937
RLorient38106224470-2636
RNancy3898212952-2335
RBastia38810202955-2634