Rennes up to 3rd in France after Lorient loses to Nice

October 31, 2022 GMT
PSG's Lionel Messi, right, is challenged by Troyes' Ante Palaversa during the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Troyes at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
PSG's Lionel Messi, right, is challenged by Troyes' Ante Palaversa during the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Troyes at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

PARIS (AP) — Rennes moved up to third in the French league with a 3-0 win over Montpellier on Sunday, taking advantage of Lorient’s 2-1 defeat at home to Nice.

Martin Terrier and Arnaud Kalimuendo scored in the first half for Rennes with Amine Gouiri adding a third in the 85th minute. Rennes and fourth-place Lorient each have 27 points, eight points behind Paris Saint-Germain at the top.

Gaetan Laborde scored the winner for Nice as Lorient wasted a chance to move level on points with second-place Lens.

Lyon beat Lille 1-0 with a goal from Alexandre Lacazette, and Monaco beat Angers 2-0 thanks to goals from Breel Embolo and Aleksandr Golovin.

Also Sunday, Auxerre earned a 1-0 win over fellow strugglers Ajaccio; Nantes and Clermont drew 1-1; and Brest and Reims finished 0-0.

On Saturday, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe all scored as PSG beat Troyes 4-3.

PSG has a five-point lead over Lens.

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