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
1GuingampGuingamp32106337
2Nice32103127
3Paris Saint-GermainPSG22004046
4Lyon32017436
5Caen32015416
6Metz32015506
7Toulouse21104134
8AS MonacoMonaco21103214
9Marseille31113214
10Rennes31113214
11Lille31114404
12Montpellier HSCMontpellier311134-14
13Saint-EtienneSt Etienne21015413
14Dijon31024403
15Bastia31023303
16NantesNantes21011103
17Bordeaux210146-23
18Angers300304-40
19Lorient300328-60
20Nancy300307-70