2007 J.League Cup

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The 2007 edition of the J.League Cup sponsored by Nabisco began on March 21 with reigning champions JEF United seeking to claim their 3rd successive crown. This would equal the record set by Verdy Kawasaki when the competition began in 1992. The top 4 teams of each qualifying group automatically qualified for the quarter-finals with the best two remaining runners-up. Both Kawasaki Frontale and Urawa Red Diamonds were exempt from competing in the group stage, due to their entry into the Asian Champions League. They were therefore entered into the quarter-final stage which begins in the summer.

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The final was on November 3 at the Tokyo National Stadium. The winners were Gamba Osaka, beating Kawasaki Frontale in the final 1-0 to claim its first J.League Cup championship. They qualified for the 2008 Pan-Pacific Championship and the 2008 Suruga Bank Championship.

Group stage

Group A

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 640265+112
Gamba Osaka 6312106+410
JEF United Chiba 630375+29
Vissel Kobe 611461374
Source: [ citation needed ]
March 21, 2007
Sanfrecce Hiroshima0 – 3Gamba Osaka
Vissel Kobe1 – 4JEF United
March 25, 2007
Gamba Osaka2 – 2Vissel Kobe
JEF United2 – 1Sanfrecce Hiroshima
April 4, 2007
Gamba Osaka0 – 1JEF United
Sanfrecce Hiroshima2 – 0Vissel Kobe
April 11, 2007
JEF United0 – 1Gamba Osaka
Vissel Kobe0 – 1Sanfrecce Hiroshima
May 9, 2007
Gamba Osaka0 – 1Sanfrecce Hiroshima
JEF United0 – 1Vissel Kobe
May 23, 2007
Sanfrecce Hiroshima1 – 0JEF United
Vissel Kobe2 – 4Gamba Osaka

Group B

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Yokohama F. Marinos 622287+18
Shimizu S-Pulse 622287+18
Kashiwa Reysol 62226608
Omiya Ardija 62225728
Source: [ citation needed ]
March 21, 2007
Kashiwa Reysol2 – 1Shimizu S-Pulse
Yokohama F-Marinos0 – 1Omiya Ardija
March 25, 2007
Omiya Ardija2 – 1Kashiwa Reysol
Shimizu S-Pulse2 – 2Yokohama F-Marinos
April 4, 2007
Kashiwa Reysol0 – 0Omiya Ardija
Yokohama F-Marinos2 – 0Shimizu S-Pulse
April 11, 2007
Omiya Ardija1 – 1Yokohama F-Marinos
Shimizu S-Pulse0 – 0Kashiwa Reysol
May 9, 2007
Yokohama F-Marinos3 – 0Kashiwa Reysol
Omiya Ardija1 – 2Shimizu S-Pulse
May 23, 2007
Kashiwa Reysol3 – 0Yokohama F-Marinos
Shimizu S-Pulse3 – 0Omiya Ardija

Group C

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
FC Tokyo 631277010
Yokohama FC 630365+19
Oita Trinita 63036609
Júbilo Iwata 62137817
Source: [ citation needed ]
March 21, 2007
Ōita Trinita1 – 0Yokohama FC
Júbilo Iwata2 – 2FC Tokyo
March 25, 2007
FC Tokyo0 – 2Ōita Trinita
Yokohama FC2 – 0Júbilo Iwata
April 4, 2007
Júbilo Iwata0 – 1Yokohama FC
Ōita Trinita0 – 1FC Tokyo
April 11, 2007
FC Tokyo2 – 1Júbilo Iwata
Yokohama FC1 – 2Ōita Trinita
May 9, 2007
Júbilo Iwata1 – 0Ōita Trinita
FC Tokyo0 – 1Yokohama FC
May 23, 2007
Ōita Trinita1 – 3Júbilo Iwata
Yokohama FC1 – 2FC Tokyo

Group D

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Kashima Antlers 6402127+512
Ventforet Kofu 631256110
Albirex Niigata 623186+29
Nagoya Grampus Eight 602451162
Source: [ citation needed ]
March 21, 2007
Ventforet Kofu2 – 1Nagoya Grampus Eight
Albirex Niigata3 – 1Kashima Antlers
March 25, 2007
Kashima Antlers2 – 1Albirex Niigata
Nagoya Grampus Eight0 – 1Ventforet Kofu
April 4, 2007
Kashima Antlers0 – 1Ventforet Kofu
Nagoya Grampus Eight2 – 2Albirex Niigata
April 11, 2007
Kashima Antlers2 – 1Nagoya Grampus Eight
Albirex Niigata2 – 1Ventforet Kofu
May 9, 2007
Nagoya Grampus Eight1 – 4Kashima Antlers
Ventforet Kofu0 – 0Albirex Niigata
May 23, 2007
Ventforet Kofu0 – 3Kashima Antlers
Albirex Niigata0 – 0Nagoya Grampus Eight

Knockout stage

Quarter finals

MatchTeam #1Agg.Team #21st leg2nd leg
A Urawa Red Diamonds 3-6 Gamba Osaka 1-12-5
B Ventforet Kofu 5-6 Kawasaki Frontale 3-22-4
C Yokohama F. Marinos 4-3 F.C. Tokyo 0-14-2
D Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-3 Kashima Antlers 1-01-3

Semi finals

Semifinals Match#1

Gamba Osaka and Kashima Antlers ties on the aggregate with 3 – 3; Gamba Osaka advance to the final on away goal rule.


Gamba Osaka 1 – 0 Kashima Antlers
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Attendance: 8,157
Referee: Joji Kashihara

Kashima Antlers 3 – 2 Gamba Osaka
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Attendance: 16,279
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura

Semifinals Match#2

Kawasaki Frontale advances to the final on aggregate score of 6 – 3.


Yokohama F. Marinos 1 – 2 Kawasaki Frontale
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Attendance: 11,181
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

Kawasaki Frontale 4 – 2 Yokohama F. Marinos
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Kurotsu Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Official Report Soccerball shade.svg 7' Ōshima
Soccerball shade.svg 37' Sakata
Attendance: 15,948
Referee: Masayoshi Okada

Final


Kawasaki Frontale 0 – 1 Gamba Osaka
Official Report Soccerball shade.svg 55' Yasuda
National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 41,569
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida

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