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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1Paris Saint-Germain302759
2Lyon303358
3Marseille302957
4AS Monaco291453
5Saint-Etienne301352
6Bordeaux30148
7Montpellier HSC29745
8Lille30141
9Nantes30-640
10Guingamp30-939
11Rennes30-939
12Nice30-437
13Bastia30-437
14Caen30035
15Reims30-1435
16Evian TG30-1435
17Lorient30-734
18Toulouse30-1832
19Lens30-2025
20Metz30-2023
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