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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CParis Saint-GermainPSG382411383364783
2Lyon38229772333975
3AS MonacoMonaco382011751262571
4Marseille382161176423469
5Saint-EtienneSt Etienne381912751302169
6Bordeaux38171294744363
7Montpellier HSCMontpellier38168144639756
8Lille38168144342156
9Rennes381311143542-750
10GuingampGuingamp38154194155-1449
11Nice38139164453-948
12Bastia381211153746-947
13Caen381210165455-146
14NantesNantes381112152940-1145
15Reims38128184766-1944
16Lorient38127194450-643
17Toulouse38126204364-2142
REvian TGEvian38114234162-2137
RMetz3879223161-3030
RLens3878233261-2929