2011 J.League Cup

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2011 J. League Cup
Yamazaki Nabisco Cup
CountryJapan
Teams18
Champions Kashima Antlers
Runners-up Urawa Red Diamonds
2010
2012

The 2011 J. League Cup, also known as the 2011 Yamazaki Nabisco Cup for sponsoring purposes, is the 36th edition of the most prestigious Japanese soccer league cup tournament and the 19th edition under the current J. League Cup format. It was scheduled to begin on 16 March 2011 with the first matches of the group stage; [1] however, the competition was postponed due to the aftermath of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. [2] Later the beginning of the tournament is set to 5 June, with reducing the number of matches. [3]

Contents

The winner qualified for the 2012 Suruga Bank Championship.

Format

All 18 teams from the 2011 J. League Division 1 will take part in the tournament. Nagoya Grampus, Gamba Osaka, Cerezo Osaka and Kashima Antlers are given a bye to the quarter-final due to the qualification for the AFC Champions League group stage. The remaining 4 teams for quarter-finals are selected from other 14 teams by knockout tournaments of home and away (with away goals rule, except for goals in extra times). Quarter-finals and semifinals will be played as one match at either team's home stadium. The final will also be played as one match, but at neutral venue (National Stadium). [3]

First, the exact date of the Final has yet to be determined and is subject to possible participation in the 2011 AFC Champions League Final of at least one of the involved clubs. Later the date is set to 29 October. [4]

Original Format

The original competition format, which is same as the previous tournament and was abandoned due to 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, is: [3]

The draw result of the preliminary round is:

Group A
Albirex Niigata, Omiya Ardija, Yokohama F. Marinos, Kawasaki Frontale, Montedio Yamagata, Kashiwa Reysol, Ventforet Kofu
Group B
Avispa Fukuoka, Júbilo Iwata, Urawa Red Diamonds, Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Shimizu S-Pulse, Vegalta Sendai, Vissel Kobe

Schedule

First round

The first leg is scheduled on 5 June and the second leg on 27 July.

Albirex Niigata and Omiya Ardija received bye for the second round as a result of tournament draws.

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Urawa Red Diamonds 4–1 Montedio Yamagata 2–02 – 1
Kashiwa Reysol 1–3 Vegalta Sendai 0–11 – 2
Júbilo Iwata 5–0 Avispa Fukuoka 2–03 – 0
Ventforet Kofu 1–2 Shimizu S-Pulse 1–00 – 2
Yokohama F. Marinos 3–2 Vissel Kobe 1–12 – 1
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3–5 Kawasaki Frontale 2–21 – 3

Second round

The first leg is scheduled on 14 September and the second leg on 28 September.

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Urawa Red Diamonds 4–1 Omiya Ardija 2–02 – 1
Vegalta Sendai 0–3 Júbilo Iwata 0–00 – 3
Shimizu S-Pulse 3–4 Albirex Niigata 2–11 – 3
Yokohama F. Marinos 6–3 Kawasaki Frontale 4–02 – 3

Quarterfinals

Kashima Antlers 3 – 2 (a.e.t.) Yokohama F. Marinos
Koroki Soccerball shade.svg 49'
Osako Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Tashiro Soccerball shade.svg 111'
Nakata Soccerball shade.svg 1' (o.g.)
Watanabe Soccerball shade.svg 11'
Kashima Soccer Stadium, Kashima
Attendance: 4,804
Referee: Masaaki Iemoto

Nagoya Grampus 5 – 3 (a.e.t.) Albirex Niigata
Kanazaki Soccerball shade.svg 15'
Nagai Soccerball shade.svg 90+1', Soccerball shade.svg 105+2'
Hashimoto Soccerball shade.svg 114'
Tulio Soccerball shade.svg 120+1'
Bruno Lopes Soccerball shade.svg 63'
Kawamata Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Kikuchi Soccerball shade.svg 98'
Mizuho Athletic Stadium, Nagoya
Attendance: 4,108
Referee: Ryuji Sato

Gamba Osaka 3–1 Júbilo Iwata
Sasaki Soccerball shade.svg 43'
Rafinha Soccerball shade.svg 67'
Soccerball shade.svg 76' (o.g.)
Nasu Soccerball shade.svg 7'
Expo'70 Stadium, Suita, Osaka
Attendance: 4,112
Referee: Nobutsugu Murakami

Cerezo Osaka 1–2 Urawa Red Diamonds
Fabio Lopes Soccerball shade.svg 73'Soccerball shade.svg 9' (o.g.)
Despotović Soccerball shade.svg 83'
Nagai Stadium, Osaka
Attendance: 6,736
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida

Semifinals

Nagoya Grampus 1 – 2 (a.e.t.) Kashima Antlers
Tulio Soccerball shade.svg 80' Osako Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Shibasaki Soccerball shade.svg 107'
Mizuho Athletic Stadium, Nagoya
Attendance: 8,562
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

Urawa Red Diamonds 2–1 Gamba Osaka
Umesaki Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Escudero Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Otsuka Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Saitama Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 23,879
Referee: Hajime Matsuo

Final

Urawa Red Diamonds 0–1 (a.e.t.) Kashima Antlers
Report
(in Japanese)
Osako Soccerball shade.svg 105'
Tokyo National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 46,599
Referee: Minoru Tojo

Top goalscorers

GoalscorersGoalsTeam
Flag of Serbia.svg Ranko Despotović
4
Urawa Red Diamonds
Flag of Japan.svg Yuya Osako
3
Kashima Antlers
Flag of Japan.svg Masashi Oguro
3
Yokohama F. Marinos

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References

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  2. "Japan's J.League halted after earthquake and tsunami". BBC Sport. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  3. 1 2 3 "Revised format of 2011 J. League Cup". Japan Football Association (in Japanese). 1 April 2011. Archived from the original on 2 October 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
  4. "The date of 2011 J. League Cup Final has been fixed". Japan Football Association (in Japanese). 26 May 2011. Archived from the original on 31 May 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011.