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
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG26224063125170
2AS MonacoMonaco2512943628845
3Nice2511683829939
4Saint-EtienneSt Etienne25123103028239
5NantesNantes2610972624239
6Rennes2691163431338
7Angers2610792524137
8Lyon2510693427736
9Bordeaux269983639-336
10Caen25113112631-536
11Marseille2581073526934
12Bastia26104122529-434
13Lille2661372020031
14Lorient2671093538-331
15GuingampGuingamp2687112834-631
16Montpellier HSCMontpellier2685133031-129
17Reims2678112734-729
18Gazelec AjaccioGFC Ajaccio2669112737-1027
19Toulouse2649132544-1921
20Troyes2628161953-3414