Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | France

Rennes stay in Europa race with win



Stade Rennes stayed in the hunt for a Europa League spot when they beat lowly Nice 3-1 in Ligue 1 on Monday.

Rennes, who faced anger from their fans after being knocked out by third division Quevilly in a French Cup semifinal last week, are fifth on 51 points.

The team finishing fifth will secure a Europa League playoff spot if fourth-placed Olympique Lyon beat Quevilly in the French Cup final on April 28.

Nice are 14th on 34 points, only one point above the relegation zone.

On Monday, the Roazhon Celtic Kop, reserved for Rennes's largest fans group, was empty in a demonstration of anger towards the players.

Rennes went ahead on 23 minutes when Julien Feret fired a low shot past David Ospina.

Tongo Hamed Doumbia doubled the tally one minute before the interval with a downward header, only for Francois Clerc to reduce the arrears shortly before the hour mark with a 20-metre strike.

Jonathan Pitroipa, however, put the result beyond doubt eight minutes from time with a fine chip.

On Wednesday, League Cup winners Olympique Marseille, who have nothing to aim for in Ligue 1, take on Caen, while losing finalists Olympique Lyon will bid to stay in the hunt for a Champions League playoff spot when they travel to Toulouse.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Dr Errol Sweeney
EPL refs in the spotlight this week
This week two of the English Premier League (EPL) “elite” referees will feature heavily in very...

Neil Tovey
The measure of Mashamaite
I attended the Kaizer Chiefs Awards and witnessed Tefu Mashamaite hand over his Player of the...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Who will challenge Chelsea?
Gary Neville has said the challenge for next season will be to how to stop Chelsea.

Carol Radull
I want more for Arsenal
Arsenal and Aston Villa are the only English Premier League clubs whose season haven’t ended.

Sunday Oliseh
Soccer stars, spend wisely on family
Emmanuel Adebayor has been very vocal lately in condemning his family of ingratitude.

Segun Odegbami
Three headaches for Juventus
An estimated 400 million audience around the world are glued to their television sets. I am sitting...