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Dusan Tadic Launches Scathing Attack On Referee After 'Stealing' Ajax’s Victory Over Chelsea

Dusan Tadic Launches Scathing Attack On Referee After 'Stealing' Ajax’s Victory Over Chelsea

Dusan Tadic has brutally slammed referee Gianluca Rocchi for 'stealing' victory from Ajax in their dramatic Champions League clash with Chelsea.

The Dutch side walked away with a point on Tuesday night after being reduced to nine men and holding on for a 4-4 draw at Stamford Bridge.

But Ajax were leading Chelsea 4-1 shortly after the first half, but all of their hard work was undone as defenders Daley Blind and Joel Veltman were both sent off.

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The Blues bounced back as Veltman also conceded a penalty from a handball call and Jorginho would subsequently score from the spot-kick, with Reece James firing home an equaliser minute later.

Ajax captain Tadic, 30, blasted match official Rocchi for showing 'harsh' red cards to his side's centre-back pairing and ultimately costing them a memorable victory.

The Serbia international said after the match: "We were much better.

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"We should just talk about our game because we had 4-1 and everything was under control and then one man steals everything from us.

"Big disappointment, because we should just talk about Ajax and how we play nice football, but we cannot because one guy came and stole everything.

"We saw a situation where there's a foul on Daley Blind, then it's not second yellow for Daley Blind, then it's not second yellow for Joel Veltman, then it's not a penalty.

"I have never in my life seen [a] triple punishment, never. But everything starts with a foul on Daley Blind, he was tackled by [Christian] Pulisic I think.

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"It's a big disappointment. I don't like to make excuses, I don't like to talk about other people.

"We should just be talking about how Ajax played much better than Chelsea, but we cannot because somebody destroyed our game."

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Erik ten Hag's men, who reached the semi-finals last season, took an early lead after Tammy Abraham put the ball into the back of his own net.

But Frank Lampard's men rallied back and equalised minutes later when Jorginho fried home from the spot-kick.

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Quincy Promes restored Ajax's lead in the 20th minute before Hakim Ziyech whipped in a magnificent free-kick that bounced off the post, hit Kepa Arrizabalaga in the face and found the back of the net.

Donny van de Beek would put Ajax up 4-1 in the second half, but the Dutch side's hard work was undone when Cesar Azpilicueta, James and Jorginho scored for the Blues.

Chelsea remain top of Group H after their opening four matches, though they are level with second-placed Ajax and third-placed Valencia on points.

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Topics: Football News, Chelsea, Football, Ajax, Dusan Tadic, Blues, stamford bridge

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