2010 J.League Cup

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The 2010 J. League Cup, more widely known as the 2010 Nabisco Cup, was the 35th edition of the most prestigious Japanese soccer league cup tournament and the 18th edition under the current J. League Cup format. It began on 31 March 2010 with the first matches of the group stage and ended on 3 November 2010 with the Final at National Olympic Stadium, Tokyo.

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Teams from the J1 took part in the tournament. Kashima Antlers, Kawasaki Frontale, Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Gamba Osaka were given a bye to the quarter-final due to the qualification for the AFC Champions League group stage. The remaining 14 teams started from the group stage, where they were divided into two groups of seven. The group winners and the runners-up of each group qualified for the quarter-final along with the four teams which qualified for the AFC Champions League.

The competition was won by Júbilo Iwata, who defeated Sanfrecce Hiroshima 5–3 after extra time. They qualified for the 2011 Suruga Bank Championship.

Group stage

Knockout stage

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

 Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
               
Kawasaki Frontale 134 
Kashima Antlers 213 
  Kawasaki Frontale 112 
  Júbilo Iwata 303 
Vegalta Sendai 101
  Júbilo Iwata 202 
   Júbilo Iwata (a.e.t.) 
  Sanfrecce Hiroshima  
  Gamba Osaka 112 
Sanfrecce Hiroshima (a)022 
  Sanfrecce Hiroshima 213
  Shimizu S-Pulse 112 
F.C. Tokyo 101
  Shimizu S-Pulse (a)101 

Quarterfinals

First leg

Kashima Antlers 2 – 1 Kawasaki Frontale
Marquinhos Soccerball shade.svg 31'
Koroki Soccerball shade.svg 55'
(Report) Kurotsu Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Attendance: 6,977
Referee: Ryuji Sato

Júbilo Iwata 2 – 1 Vegalta Sendai
Gilsinho Soccerball shade.svg 32'
Nishi Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Ota Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Attendance: 5,032
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0 – 1 Gamba Osaka
Lucas Soccerball shade.svg 66'
Attendance: 6,731
Referee: Masayoshi Okada

F.C. Tokyo 1 – 1 Shimizu S-Pulse
Morishige Soccerball shade.svg 79' Okazaki Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Attendance: 12,510
Referee: Hiroyoshi Takayama

Second leg

Kawasaki Frontale 3 – 1 Kashima Antlers
Tasaka Soccerball shade.svg 32'
Nakamura Soccerball shade.svg 79'
Vitor Junior Soccerball shade.svg 88'
(Report) Ogasawara Soccerball shade.svg 33'
Attendance: 9,406
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida

Kawasaki Frontale won 4-3 on aggregate.


Vegalta Sendai 0 – 0 Júbilo Iwata
Attendance: 7,317
Referee: Masayoshi Okada

Júbilo Iwata won 2-1 on aggregate.


Gamba Osaka 1 – 2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Dodo Soccerball shade.svg 82' Sato Soccerball shade.svg 26'
Morisaki Soccerball shade.svg 56'
Attendance: 6,498
Referee: Minoru Tojo

Sanfrecce Hiroshima won by away goals rule (2-2 on aggregate).


Shimizu S-Pulse 0 – 0 F.C. Tokyo
Attendance: 5,683
Referee: Matsuo Hajime

Shimizu S-Pulse won by away goals rule (1-1 on aggregate).

Semifinals

First leg

Júbilo Iwata 0 – 1 Kawasaki Frontale
Kurotsu Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Attendance: 10,353
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura

Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2 – 1 Shimizu S-Pulse
Lee Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Takahagi Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Edamura Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Attendance: 5,034
Referee: Joji Kashihara

Second leg

Kawasaki Frontale 1 – 3 Júbilo Iwata
Juninho Soccerball shade.svg 38' Oi Soccerball shade.svg 35'
Yamazaki Soccerball shade.svg 78'
Naruoka Soccerball shade.svg 88'
Attendance: 13,417
Referee: Nobutsugu Murakami

Júbilo Iwata won 3-2 on aggregate.


Shimizu S-Pulse 1 – 1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Ono Soccerball shade.svg 87' Yamagishi Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Attendance: 12,384
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

Sanfrecce Hiroshima won 3-2 on aggregate.

Final

Júbilo Iwata 5 – 3 (a.e.t.) Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Funatani Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Maeda Soccerball shade.svg 89', Soccerball shade.svg 109'
Suganuma Soccerball shade.svg 102'
Yamazaki Soccerball shade.svg 104'
Lee Soccerball shade.svg 43'
Yamagishi Soccerball shade.svg 48'
Makino Soccerball shade.svg 105+3'
Tokyo National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 39,767
Referee: Hiroyoshi Takayama

Top goalscorers

GoalscorersGoalsTeam
Flag of Brazil.svg Gilsinho
5
Júbilo Iwata
Flag of Japan.svg Yuzo Tashiro
3
Montedio Yamagata
Flag of Brazil.svg Diego
3
Kyoto Sanga
Flag of Japan.svg Atsushi Yanagisawa
3
Kyoto Sanga
Flag of Brazil.svg Popó
3
Vissel Kobe

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