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
Armchair refs make me sick
There’s a great expression by Clint Eastwood in one of his “Dirty Harry” movies that epitomises...

Segun Odegbami
Worries for Enrique, Mourinho and Oliseh
Three international coaches have been on my mind this week. The first is Luis Enrique.

Neil Tovey
Rakhale – kasi star on the rise
Thabo Rakhale has come on in leaps and bounds as a player since he debuted for Sivutsa Stars during...

Emeka Enyadike
All eyes on Coutinho
Phillippe Coutinho produced one of the standout moments of the opening week of the Premier League.

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
De Gea won't determine United's season
I watched Manchester United’s EPL match at a snow bound White Hart Lane in January 2013.

Sunday Oliseh
EPL will be a heated battle
Many thought it would be business as usual for Chelsea as they took on Arsenal at the Wembley...