2008 J.League Cup

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The 2008 final

The 2008 edition of the J. League Cup sponsored by Nabisco began on March 20. The top 4 teams of each qualifying group automatically qualified for the quarter-finals along with the best two remaining runners-up. Both Gamba Osaka and Kashima Antlers received a bye to the quarter-final stage due to their participation in the group stage of the Asian Champions League.

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Oita Trinita defeated Shimizu S-Pulse 2–0 in the final on November 1 at the Tokyo National Stadium. They qualified for the 2009 Pan-Pacific Championship and the 2009 Suruga Bank Championship.

Group stage

Group A

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Nagoya Grampus 6501145+915
Vissel Kobe 631255010
Kyoto Sanga FC 61327816
Urawa Red Diamonds 602481682
Source: [ citation needed ]
DateTeam 1 Score Team 2
March 20, 2008Nagoya Grampus0–1Kyoto Sanga
Urawa Reds0–1Vissel Kobe
March 23, 2008Vissel Kobe0–1Nagoya Grampus
Kyoto Sanga3–3Urawa Red Diamonds
April 16, 2008Urawa Red Diamonds1–1Kyoto Sanga
Nagoya Grampus2–0Vissel Kobe
May 25, 2008Kyoto Sanga0–1Vissel Kobe
Nagoya Grampus4–2Urawa Red Diamonds
May 31, 2008Kyoto Sanga1–2Nagoya Grampus
Vissel Kobe2–1Urawa Red Diamonds
June 8, 2008Urawa Red Diamonds1–5Nagoya Grampus
Vissel Kobe1–1Kyoto Sanga

Group B

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Shimizu S-Pulse 6321136+711
FC Tokyo 6321127+511
Júbilo Iwata 6312107+310
Tokyo Verdy 6015217151
Source: [ citation needed ]
DateTeam 1 Score Team 2
March 20, 2008Tokyo Verdy0–2Jubilo Iwata
Shimizu S-Pulse3–1FC Tokyo
March 23, 2008Jubilo Iwata0–2FC Tokyo
Tokyo Verdy0–0Shimizu S-Pulse
April 16, 2008Shimizu S-Pulse5–0Tokyo Verdy
FC Tokyo1–1Jubilo Iwata
May 25, 2008Shimizu S-Pulse4–2Jubilo Iwata
FC Tokyo3–0Tokyo Verdy
May 31, 2008FC Tokyo1–1Shimizu S-Pulse
Jubilo Iwata3–0Tokyo Verdy
June 8, 2008Tokyo Verdy2–4FC Tokyo
Jubilo Iwata2–0Shimizu S-Pulse

Group C

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
JEF United Chiba 633095+412
Kashiwa Reysol 623197+29
Kawasaki Frontale 620491016
Consadole Sapporo 61234955
Source: [ citation needed ]
DateTeam 1 Score Team 2
March 20, 2008Kawasaki Frontale0–2JEF United
Kashiwa Reysol1–1Consadole Sapporo
March 23, 2008Consadole Sapporo2–1Kawasaki Frontale
JEF United1–1Kashiwa Reysol
April 16, 2008JEF United0–0Consadole Sapporo
Kawasaki Frontale3–0Kashiwa Reysol
May 25, 2008Consadole Sapporo1–2JEF United
Kashiwa Reysol3–1Kawasaki Frontale
May 31, 2008Kawasaki Frontale2–0Consadole Sapporo
Kashiwa Reysol1–1JEF United
June 8, 2008Consadole Sapporo0–3Kashiwa Reysol
JEF United3–2Kawasaki Frontale

Group D

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Yokohama F. Marinos 633082+612
Oita Trinita 632195+411
Albirex Niigata 60424844
Omiya Ardija 603341063
Source: [ citation needed ]
DateTeam 1 Score Team 2
March 20, 2008Yokohama F. Marinos1–0Oita Trinita
Albirex Niigata2–2Omiya Ardija
March 23, 2008Omiya Ardija0–0Yokohama F. Marinos
Oita Trinita3–0Albirex Niigata
April 16, 2008Yokohama F. Marinos4–0Omiya Ardija
Albirex Niigata1–1Oita Trinita
May 25, 2008Omiya Ardija1–2Oita Trinita
Yokohama F. Marinos0–0Albirex Niigata
May 31, 2008Omiya Ardija1–1Albirex Niigata
Oita Trinita2–2Yokohama F. Marinos
June 8, 2008Albirex Niigata0–1Yokohama F. Marinos
Oita Trinita1–0Omiya Ardija

Knockout stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
               
JEF United Chiba 0 0 0
Nagoya Grampus 1 1 2
Nagoya Grampus 1 0 1
Oita Trinita 1 1 2
FC Tokyo 1 1 2
Oita Trinita 2 1 3
Oita Trinita 2
Shimizu S-Pulse 0
Kashima Antlers 0 1 1
Shimizu S-Pulse 0 2 2
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 3 4
Gamba Osaka 1 2 3
Gamba Osaka 1 1 2
Yokohama F. Marinos 0 2 2

Quarter-finals

First leg

FC Tokyo 1 – 2 Oita Trinita
Ishikawa Soccerball shade.svg 44' Report Maeda Soccerball shade.svg 28'
Edmilson Soccerball shade.svg 83'
Attendance: 11,378
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

JEF United Chiba 0 – 1 Nagoya Grampus
Report Johnsen Soccerball shade.svg 14'
Attendance: 8,472

Gamba Osaka 1 – 0 Yokohama F. Marinos
Hirai Soccerball shade.svg 78' Report
Attendance: 10,702

Kashima Antlers 0 – 0 Shimizu S-Pulse
Report
Attendance: 6,757
Referee: Hajime Matsuo

Second leg

Oita Trinita 1 – 1 FC Tokyo
Edmilson Soccerball shade.svg 40' Report Cabore Soccerball shade.svg 3'
Attendance: 13,483
Referee: Hiroshi Tanabe

Nagoya Grampus 1 – 0 JEF United Chiba
Masukawa Soccerball shade.svg 60' Report
Attendance: 6,344
Referee: Minoru Tojo

Yokohama F. Marinos 2 – 1 Gamba Osaka
Komiyama Soccerball shade.svg 32'
Lopes Soccerball shade.svg 84'
Report Futagawa Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Attendance: 8,365
Referee: Akio Okutani

Gamba Osaka advances to the semi finals on Away goals rule.


Shimizu S-Pulse 2 – 1 Kashima Antlers
Iwashita Soccerball shade.svg 16'
Hyodo Soccerball shade.svg 48'
Report Marquinhos Soccerball shade.svg 57'
Attendance: 8,949

Semifinals

First leg

Nagoya Grampus 1 – 1 Oita Trinita
Johnsen Soccerball shade.svg 64' Report Ueslei Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Attendance: 7,792

Shimizu S-Pulse 1 – 1 Gamba Osaka
Edamura Soccerball shade.svg 54' Report Futagawa Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Attendance: 8,013
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

Second leg

Oita Trinita 1 – 0 Nagoya Grampus
Ueslei Soccerball shade.svg 49' Report
Attendance: 20,371
Referee: Masayoshi Okada

Gamba Osaka 2 – 3 Shimizu S-Pulse
Roni Soccerball shade.svg 11'
Lucas Soccerball shade.svg 79'
Report Yamamoto Soccerball shade.svg 3'
Edamura Soccerball shade.svg 46'Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Attendance: 9,103

Final

Oita Trinita 2 – 0 Shimizu S-Pulse
Takamatsu Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Ueslei Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Report
National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 44,723
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida
Oita Trinita:
GK16 Flag of Japan.svg Seigo Shimokawa Yellow card.svg 85'
RB4 Flag of Japan.svg Yuki Fukaya
CB6 Flag of Japan.svg Masato Morishige
LB22 Flag of Japan.svg Taikai Uemoto Yellow card.svg 33'
DM3 Flag of Brazil.svg Roberto
DM5 Flag of Brazil.svg Edmilson
RM20 Flag of Japan.svg Daisuke Takahashi
LM33 Flag of Japan.svg Yoshiaki Fujita Yellow card.svg 84'Sub off.svg 89'
AM8 Flag of Japan.svg Mu Kanazaki Sub off.svg 89'
CF10 Flag of Brazil.svg Ueslei
CF13 Flag of Japan.svg Daiki Takamatsu (c)Sub off.svg 82'
Substitutes:
GK29 Flag of Japan.svg Keisuke Shimizu
DF25 Flag of Japan.svg Hiroyuki Kobayashi Sub on.svg 89'
MF2 Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Kobayashi
MF7 Flag of Japan.svg Teppei Nishiyama Sub on.svg 89'
MF14 Flag of Japan.svg Akihiro Ienaga
FW18 Flag of Japan.svg Hiroshi Kiyotake
FW9 Flag of Japan.svg Yasuhito Morishima Sub on.svg 82'
Manager:
Flag of Brazil.svg Chamusca
Shimizu S-Pulse:
GK29 Flag of Japan.svg Kaito Yamamoto
RB5 Flag of Japan.svg Keisuke Iwashita
CB4 Flag of Japan.svg Kazumichi Takagi (c)Yellow card.svg 74'
CB26 Flag of Japan.svg Naoki Aoyama
LB2 Flag of Japan.svg Arata Kodama Sub off.svg 71'
RM28 Flag of Japan.svg Masaki Yamamoto Sub off.svg 71'
CM7 Flag of Japan.svg Teruyoshi Ito
AM8 Flag of Japan.svg Takuma Edamura Sub off.svg 82'
LM13 Flag of Japan.svg Akihiro Hyodo
CF19 Flag of Japan.svg Kazuki Hara Yellow card.svg 89'
CF23 Flag of Japan.svg Shinji Okazaki
Substitutes:
GK21 Flag of Japan.svg Yohei Nishibe
DF3 Flag of Japan.svg Takahiro Yamanishi
DF25 Flag of Japan.svg Daisuke Ichikawa Sub on.svg 71'
MF16 Flag of Japan.svg Takuya Honda
MF6 Flag of Brazil.svg Marcos Paulo Sub on.svg 71'
FW11 Flag of Japan.svg Mitsuhiro Toda
FW9 Flag of Japan.svg Takuro Yajima Sub on.svg 82'
Manager:
Flag of Japan.svg Kenta Hasegawa

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