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'The man of the match was the referee': Rennes president Nicolas Holveck launches extraordinary rant after Ligue 1 side's defeat by Chelsea as he blasts decision to send off Dalbert and failure to award penalty for Kurt Zouma handball Dalbert was harshly sent off after a Tammy Abraham shot deflected onto his arm  The Brazilian had already been booked after fouling Timo Werner in the box  Felix Zwayer then gave Dalbert his marching order after visiting the monitor  But Rennes president Nicolas Holveck launched a stunning attack on Zwayer 

By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline

Published: 09:14 GMT, 5 November 2020 | Updated: 09:14 GMT, 5 November 2020

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Rennes president Nicolas Holveck has launched an extraordinary attack on German referee Felix Zwayer after the French side's Champions League defeat by Chelsea.

The visitors were harshly reduced to 10-men in the first half of their 3-0 defeat when Dalbert received a second yellow card after a block on Tammy Abraham's shot saw the ball deflect onto his raised arm.

The Brazilian had already been booked after conceding a penalty by fouling Timo Werner - who stepped up to score - and he was soon sent off after Zwayer visited the pitchside monitor before awarding another penalty and brandishing a red card for the Rennes defender.

Rennes president Nicolas Holveck has launched an extraordinary attack on the referee for his performance in their defeat by Chelsea

Rennes president Nicolas Holveck has launched an extraordinary attack on the referee for his performance in their defeat by Chelsea

Defender Dalbert was harshly sent off in the first half of their 3-0 Champions League defeat

Defender Dalbert was harshly sent off in the first half of their 3-0 Champions League defeat

Werner stepped up again to put the Blues 2-0 up, and speaking to RMC Sport and Telefoot via L'Equipe after the game, Holveck launched a stunning tirade and furiously questioned why Kurt Zouma had not been penalised for handball in the opening stages and appeared to pin the outcome of the result on the referee.

'I am very proud of the coach. We should not be ashamed despite the score,' Holveck said.

'But there is more than disappointment, there is frustration. The man of the match was the referee.

'I would like them to explain to me the handball rules inside the box. If there is a handball from Dalbert while the ball has already touched his foot, what about the handball from

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