PARIS: Some 10 security personnel and 34 police officers were injured during the violence before and after the 3-3 draw between Bastia and Marseille in Corsica.

The Interior Ministry of the Interior said eight of the injured had needed hospital treatment.

Striker Andre-Pierre Gignac scored twice for Marseille in their first game under new coach Marcelo Bielsa.

Poor defending handed midfielder Christopher Maboulou an opening goal for Bastia in the ninth minute. Gignac headed an equaliser three minutes later before an own goal by Romaric put Marseille 2-1 up at halftime.

Marseille went further ahead with Gignac’s second goal, a penalty after the hour but ¬†Claude Makelele’s side fought back with a 66th-minute penalty converted by Junior Tallo for a foul on Maboulou, who then equalised with his second goal in the 73rd.

Champions PSG had managed only a 2-2 draw in their opening match at Stade Reims on Friday with a brace from Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

In Holland new coach Marco Van Basten made a winning start with AZ Alkmaar as they won 3-0 at Heracles Almelo on the opening weekend of the season.

AZ netted three goals in a 20-minute spell in the second half with Steven Berghuis opening the scoring before Guus Hupperts and Muamer Tankovic added two more in Van Basten’s first match in charge. He moved from Heerenveen at the end of last season.

Champions Ajax Amsterdam begin the defence of their title on Sunday at home to Vitesse Arnhem while last season’s runners-up Feyenoord are at ADO Den Haag.

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