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-GermainPSG1311204393435
2MonacoMonaco1392235132229
3Lyon1375132151726
4Marseille137422718925
5NantesNantes137241213-123
6Saint-EtienneSt Etienne145451620-419
7Caen13616914-519
8Montpellier HSCMontpellier1345498117
9Bordeaux134541719-217
10Toulouse134451217-516
11Rennes134361517-215
12AmiensAmiens134361114-315
13Dijon134361722-515
14Troyes134361318-515
15GuingampGuingamp134361422-815
16Angers132831720-314
17Nice134271520-514
18StrasbourgStrasbourg143561726-914
19Lille133371219-712
20Metz131111524-194