2012 J.League Cup

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2012 J.League Cup
Yamazaki Nabisco Cup
CountryFlag of Japan.svg Japan
Teams18
Champions Kashima Antlers
Runners-up Shimizu S-Pulse
Matches played55
Goals scored170 (3.09 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Yuya Osako (Kashima Antlers) 7 goals
2011
2013

The 2012 J.League Cup, also known as the 2012 Yamazaki Nabisco Cup for sponsoring purposes, was the 37th edition of the most prestigious Japanese soccer league cup tournament and the 20th edition under the current J.League Cup format.

Contents

Kashima Antlers became the winners for two straight years and qualify for the 2013 Suruga Bank Championship.

Format

Teams from the J.League Division 1 will take part in the tournament. FC Tokyo, Gamba Osaka, Kashiwa Reysol and Nagoya Grampus were given a bye to the quarter-finals due to qualification in the 2012 AFC Champions League. 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.

Group stage

Standings

Results

Group A

Urawa Red Diamonds 1 – 0 Vegalta Sendai
Nagata Soccerball shade.svg 49' Report
Attendance: 23,076
Referee: Okabe
Sagan Tosu 2 – 1 Kawasaki Frontale
Okada Soccerball shade.svg 53'
Noda Soccerball shade.svg 65'
Report Soccerball shade.svg 78' Yajima
Attendance: 4,613
Referee: Tojo
Júbilo Iwata 2 – 1 Cerezo Osaka
Matsuura Soccerball shade.svg 59'
Maeda Soccerball shade.svg 88'
Report Soccerball shade.svg 38' Branquinho
Attendance: 8,036
Referee: Kimura

Vegalta Sendai 2 – 0 Sagan Tosu
Matsushita Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Kakuda Soccerball shade.svg 62'
Report
Attendance: 7,236
Referee: Yoshida
Júbilo Iwata 4 – 3 Urawa Red Diamonds
Maeda Soccerball shade.svg 7'
Chiyotanda Soccerball shade.svg 57'
Matsuura Soccerball shade.svg 77'
Yamada Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Report Soccerball shade.svg 34' Kojima
Soccerball shade.svg 45+1' (o.g.) Rodrigo Souto
Soccerball shade.svg 79' Takahashi
Attendance: 7,824
Referee: Ogiya
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 – 1 Kawasaki Frontale
Sato Soccerball shade.svg 85' Report Soccerball shade.svg 58' Jeci
Attendance: 6,413
Referee: Iida

Kawasaki Frontale 3 – 1 Vegalta Sendai
Tasaka Soccerball shade.svg 45+1'
Kobayashi Soccerball shade.svg 45+3', 57'
Report Soccerball shade.svg 90' Muto
Attendance: 8,186
Referee: Matsuo
Júbilo Iwata 1 – 0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Yamada Soccerball shade.svg 85' Report
Attendance: 6,372
Referee: Tojo
Urawa Red Diamonds 1 – 4 Cerezo Osaka
Yajima Soccerball shade.svg 42' Report Soccerball shade.svg 11' Kiyotake
Soccerball shade.svg 45' Fujimoto
Soccerball shade.svg 49' Branquinho
Soccerball shade.svg 81' Bando
Attendance: 16,533
Referee: Sato

Kawasaki Frontale 0 – 3 Urawa Red Diamonds
Report Soccerball shade.svg 32' Kashiwagi
Soccerball shade.svg 57', 82' Ugajin
Attendance: 13,608
Referee: Murakami
Cerezo Osaka 2 – 1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Branquinho Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Kim Soccerball shade.svg 90+5'
Report Soccerball shade.svg 30' Sato
Attendance: 6,397
Referee: Okabe
Sagan Tosu 3 – 2 Júbilo Iwata
Inuzuka Soccerball shade.svg 12', 65'
Hayasaka Soccerball shade.svg 62'
Report Soccerball shade.svg 52' Matsuoka
Soccerball shade.svg 88' Yamada
Attendance: 4,642
Referee: Sato

Cerezo Osaka 3 – 2 Kawasaki Frontale
Kempes Soccerball shade.svg 47'
Kakitani Soccerball shade.svg 58', 86'
Summary Kusukami Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Renatinho Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Attendance: 6,855
Referee: Koichiro Fukushima
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 – 3 Vegalta Sendai
Shimizu Soccerball shade.svg 24' Summary Nakahara Soccerball shade.svg 56' (76)
Wilson Soccerball shade.svg 65'
Attendance: 7,234
Referee: Minoru Tojo
Sagan Tosu 2 – 1 Urawa Red Diamonds
Toyoda Soccerball shade.svg 52'
Mizunuma Soccerball shade.svg 80'
[ Report]
Summary
Márcio Richardes Soccerball shade.svg 77'
Attendance: 7,284
Referee: Kimura

Vegalta Sendai 1 – 0 Cerezo Osaka
Ryang Yong-Gi Soccerball shade.svg 63' Summary
Attendance: 8,638
Referee: Yoshiro Imamura
Kawasaki Frontale 0 – 1 Júbilo Iwata
Summary Yamazaki Soccerball shade.svg 25'
Attendance: 7,970
Referee: Jumpei Iida
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 5 – 1 Sagan Tosu
Koji Morisaki Soccerball shade.svg 45+3', 90'
Satō Soccerball shade.svg 55' (pen.)
Ishihara Soccerball shade.svg 78', 82'
[ Report]
Summary
Mizunuma Soccerball shade.svg 63'
Attendance: 10,132
Referee: Murakami

Vegalta Sendai 4 – 0 Júbilo Iwata
Ota Soccerball shade.svg 23'
Wilson Soccerball shade.svg 56'
Akamine Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Watanabe Soccerball shade.svg 80'
Summary
Attendance: 9,865
Referee: Hiroyuki Kimura
Urawa Red Diamonds 3 – 0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Despotović Soccerball shade.svg 43'
Noda Soccerball shade.svg 62'
Yajima Soccerball shade.svg 80'
Summary
Attendance: 14,022
Referee: Koichiro Fukushima
Cerezo Osaka 5 – 0 Sagan Tosu
Ogihara Soccerball shade.svg 24'
Kim Bo-Kyung Soccerball shade.svg 45+4' (pen.)
Kakitani Soccerball shade.svg 55', 71'
Fujimoto Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Summary
Attendance: 7,280
Referee: Minoru Tojo

Group B

Consadole Sapporo 0 – 1 Albirex Niigata
Report Soccerball shade.svg 38' Mineiro
Attendance: 7,487
Referee: Nakamura
Kashima Antlers 2 – 0 Vissel Kobe
Osako Soccerball shade.svg 20'
Endo Soccerball shade.svg 45+1'
Report
Attendance: 11,379
Referee: Matsuo
Omiya Ardija 1 – 1 Yokohama F. Marinos
Carlinhos Soccerball shade.svg 15' Report Soccerball shade.svg 84' Saitō
Attendance: 7,845
Referee: Yoshida

Kashima Antlers 1 – 0 Omiya Ardija
Koroki Soccerball shade.svg 31' Report
Attendance: 6,515
Referee: Murakami
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 – 0 Albirex Niigata
Kobayashi Soccerball shade.svg 16' Report
Attendance: 7,479
Referee: Iemoto
Yokohama F. Marinos 1 – 2 Consadole Sapporo
Matsumoto Soccerball shade.svg 68' Report Soccerball shade.svg 6' Oshima
Soccerball shade.svg 45+2' Sakaki
Attendance: 7,148
Referee: Fukushima

Consadole Sapporo 1 – 2 Kashima Antlers
Sakaki Soccerball shade.svg 16' Report Soccerball shade.svg 85' Juninho
Soccerball shade.svg 90+4' Okamoto
Attendance: 6,877
Referee: Okabe
Albirex Niigata 1 – 0 Vissel Kobe
Hirai Soccerball shade.svg 27' Report
Attendance: 8,158
Referee: Yoshida
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 – 0 Yokohama F. Marinos
Brosque Soccerball shade.svg 76' Report
Attendance: 8,753
Referee: Kimura

Omiya Ardija 1 – 1 Consadole Sapporo
Kim Soccerball shade.svg 53' Report Soccerball shade.svg 88' Maeda
Attendance: 4,359
Referee: Yoshida
Vissel Kobe 1 – 2 Shimizu S-Pulse
Matsumura Soccerball shade.svg 64' Report Soccerball shade.svg 55' Kobayashi
Soccerball shade.svg 83' Takagi
Attendance: 3,778
Referee: Fukushima
Yokohama F. Marinos 3 – 2 Kashima Antlers
Hyodo Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Saitō Soccerball shade.svg 83'
Oguro Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Report Soccerball shade.svg 58' Endo
Soccerball shade.svg 68' Juninho
Attendance: 9,693
Referee: Iemoto

Consadole Sapporo 0 – 4 Shimizu S-Pulse
Summary Kawai Soccerball shade.svg 2'
Lee Ki-Je Soccerball shade.svg 5'
Ishige Soccerball shade.svg 57'
Sugiyama Soccerball shade.svg 78'
Attendance: 3,687
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida
Omiya Ardija 1 – 0 Vissel Kobe
Aoki Soccerball shade.svg 31' Summary Bae Chun-Suk Red card.svg 70'
Attendance: 4,204
Albirex Niigata 0 – 1 Kashima Antlers
Summary Osako Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Attendance: 9,986
Referee: Ryuji Sato

Yokohama F. Marinos 0 – 0 Albirex Niigata
Summary
Attendance: 5,345
Referee: Yudai Yamamoto
Shimizu S-Pulse 3 – 1 Omiya Ardija
Hiraoka Soccerball shade.svg 41'
Omae Soccerball shade.svg 72' (pen.)
Shirasaki Soccerball shade.svg 88'
Summary Hasegawa Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Fukaya Red card.svg 70'
Attendance: 10,596
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura
Vissel Kobe 2 – 2 Consadole Sapporo
Ōkubo Soccerball shade.svg 12', 21' Summary Sakai Soccerball shade.svg 35'
Okamoto Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Attendance: 4,083
Referee: Kazuhiko Matsumura

Kashima Antlers 2 – 1 Shimizu S-Pulse
Osako Soccerball shade.svg 75', 90' (pen.) Summary Ito Soccerball shade.svg 14'
Attendance: 6,207
Referee: Masaaki Iemoto
Albirex Niigata 4 – 3 Omiya Ardija
Kogure Soccerball shade.svg 62'
Hirai Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Suzuki Soccerball shade.svg 90', 90+4'
Summary Shimizu Soccerball shade.svg 15', 49'
Watanabe Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Attendance: 7,664
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida
Vissel Kobe 3 – 2 Yokohama F. Marinos
Komoto Soccerball shade.svg 9', 87'
Morioka Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Summary Ono Soccerball shade.svg 37'
Kanai Soccerball shade.svg 80'
Attendance: 5,029
Referee: Antonio Arias

Knock-out stage

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

 Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
               
Nagoya Grampus 134 
Shimizu S-Pulse 044 
  Shimizu S-Pulse 134 
  FC Tokyo 202 
FC Tokyo 224
  Vegalta Sendai 213 
   Shimizu S-Pulse  
  Kashima Antlers  
  Kashiwa Reysol 325 
Gamba Osaka 112 
  Kashiwa Reysol 224
  Kashima Antlers 325 
Cerezo Osaka 101
  Kashima Antlers 235 

Quarter-finals

First leg

Kashima Antlers 2 1 Cerezo Osaka
Iwamasa Soccerball shade.svg 22'
Koroki Soccerball shade.svg 25'
Kakitani Soccerball shade.svg 33'
Attendance: 6,203
Referee: Kevin Friend

Vegalta Sendai 2 2 FC Tokyo
Tamura Soccerball shade.svg 32'
Wilson Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Watanabe Soccerball shade.svg 16'
Ishikawa Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Attendance: 8,873
Referee: Darren Deadman

Shimizu S-Pulse 0 1 Nagoya Grampus
Yoshida Soccerball shade.svg 77'
Attendance: 6,719
Referee: Minoru Tojo

Gamba Osaka 1 3 Kashiwa Reysol
Niwa Soccerball shade.svg 83' Kudo Soccerball shade.svg 47'
Leandro Domingues Soccerball shade.svg 76', Soccerball shade.svg 90+5'
Attendance: 7,083
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida

Second leg

Kashiwa Reysol 2 1 Gamba Osaka
Leandro Domingues Soccerball shade.svg 17'
Kudo Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Sato Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Attendance: 6,910
Referee: Jumpei Iida

Cerezo Osaka 0 3 Kashima Antlers
Dutra Soccerball shade.svg 28'
Koroki Soccerball shade.svg 63'
Shibasaki Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Attendance: 9,133
Referee: Nobutsugu Murakami

FC Tokyo 2 0 Vegalta Sendai
Ishikawa Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Watanabe Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Attendance: 10,573
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

Nagoya Grampus 3 4 Shimizu S-Pulse
Tulio Soccerball shade.svg 54'
Fujimoto Soccerball shade.svg 76', Soccerball shade.svg 87'
Alex Soccerball shade.svg 42'
Jymmy Franca Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Senuma Soccerball shade.svg 88'
Takagi Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Attendance: 7,313
Referee: Ryuji Sato

Semifinals

First leg

FC Tokyo 2 1 Shimizu S-Pulse
Kajiyama Soccerball shade.svg 35'
Lucas Soccerball shade.svg 80' (pen.)
(Report) Tokunaga Soccerball shade.svg 23' (o.g.)
Attendance: 10,347
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida

Kashima Antlers 3 2 Kashiwa Reysol
Osako Soccerball shade.svg 7', Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Renato Soccerball shade.svg 36'
(Report) Barada Soccerball shade.svg 35'
Leandro Domingues Soccerball shade.svg 62'
Attendance: 9,115
Referee: Hajime Matsuo

Second leg

Shimizu S-Pulse 3 0 FC Tokyo
Omae Soccerball shade.svg 26', 63', 90+6' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 12,155
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

Kashiwa Reysol 2 2 Kashima Antlers
Jorge Wagner Soccerball shade.svg 37'
Neto Baiano Soccerball shade.svg 90+4'
Report Dutra Soccerball shade.svg 12'
Osako Soccerball shade.svg 24'

Final

Shimizu S-Pulse 1 – 2 (a.e.t.) Kashima Antlers
Omae Soccerball shade.svg 77' (pen.) Report Shibasaki Soccerball shade.svg 73' (pen.), 93'

Goalscorers

RankNameTeamGoals
1 Flag of Japan.svg Yuya Osako Kashima Antlers 7
2 Flag of Japan.svg Genki Omae Shimizu S-Pulse 5
Flag of Japan.svg Yoichiro Kakitani Cerezo Osaka 5
4 Flag of Brazil.svg Leandro Domingues Kashiwa Reysol 4

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