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The 1994 J. League Cup, officially the Yamasaki Nabisco Cup 1994, was the 20th edition of Japan soccer league cup tournament and the third edition under the current J. League Cup format. The championship started on July 27, and finished on August 6, 1994.
|Shimizu S-Pulse||1 - 3||Yokohama Marinos|
|Verdy Kawasaki||1 - 0||JEF Ichihara|
|Gamba Osaka||3 - 0||Urawa Reds|
|Yokohama Flügels||0 - 2||Júbilo Iwata|
|Verdy Kawasaki||7 - 1||Gamba Osaka|
|Yokohama Marinos||0 - 1||Júbilo Iwata|
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