2015 J.League Cup

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2015 J.League Cup
Yamazaki Nabisco Cup
CountryFlag of Japan.svg Japan
Teams18
Champions Kashima Antlers
Runners-up Gamba Osaka
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The 2015 J.League Cup, also known as the 2015 Yamazaki Nabisco Cup for sponsoring purposes, is the 40th edition of the most prestigious Japanese soccer league cup tournament and the 23rd edition under the current J.League Cup format.

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Format

Teams from the J.League Division 1 will take part in the tournament. Gamba Osaka, Kashima Antlers, Kashiwa Reysol and Urawa Red Diamonds were given a bye to the quarter-finals due to qualification in the 2015 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

Group A

Standings

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
FC Tokyo 633084+412
Albirex Niigata 632194+511
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 623196+39
Shonan Bellmare 62315509
Sagan Tosu 62223418
Matsumoto Yamaga 611481354
Ventforet Kofu 602441062
Source: [1]

Results

Home \ Away TOK SHO VEN YAM ALB SFR SAG
FC Tokyo 2–12–12–0
Shonan Bellmare 0–01–02–1
Ventforet Kofu 1–32–20–0
Matsumoto Yamaga 1–10–32–4
Albirex Niigata 2–00–01–0
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1–12–22–0
Sagan Tosu 0–02–11–0
Source: [ citation needed ]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group B

Standings

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Nagoya Grampus 64111211+113
Vissel Kobe 6321115+611
Kawasaki Frontale 623176+19
Montedio Yamagata 6222101118
Yokohama F. Marinos 62047706
Shimizu S-Pulse 620461156
Vegalta Sendai 61236825
Source: [1]

Results

Home \ Away VEG MON FRO YMA SSP GRA VIS
Vegalta Sendai 1–2 1–00–0
Montedio Yamagata 0–23–13–3
Kawasaki Frontale 1–11–11–3
Yokohama F. Marinos 1–2 2–02–3
Shimizu S-Pulse 2–10–21–2
Nagoya Grampus 3–21–00–4
Vissel Kobe 3–10–01–2
Source: [ citation needed ]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Knock-out stage

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

 Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
               
Kashima Antlers 235 
FC Tokyo 202 
  Kashima Antlers 246 
  Vissel Kobe 112 
Vissel Kobe 224
  Kashiwa Reysol 033 
   Kashima Antlers 3
  Gamba Osaka 0
  Nagoya Grampus 123 (9) 
Gamba Osaka (a.e.t.) (p)123 (10) 
  Gamba Osaka 123
  Albirex Niigata 202 
Urawa Red Diamonds 033
  Albirex Niigata 505 

Quarterfinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
FC Tokyo 2–5 Kashima Antlers 2–20–3
Kashiwa Reysol 3–4 Vissel Kobe 0–23–2
Gamba Osaka 3–3 (10-9p) Nagoya Grampus 1–12–2
Albirex Niigata 5–3 Urawa Reds 5–00–3

Semi-finals

First leg

Vissel Kobe 1 2 Kashima Antlers
Iwanami Soccerball shade.svg 70'Soccerball shade.svg 21' Yamamura
Soccerball shade.svg 39' Akasaki
Attendance: 6,162
Referee: Nobutsugu Murakami

Albirex Niigata 2 1 Gamba Osaka
Yamamoto Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Usami Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Soccerball shade.svg 33' Omori
Attendance: 9,018
Referee: Hajime Matsuo

Second leg

Kashima Antlers 4 – 1 Vissel Kobe
Nakamura Soccerball shade.svg 16'
Kanazaki Soccerball shade.svg 53', 74'
Caio Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Soccerball shade.svg 21' Watanabe
Attendance: 10,801
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

Antlers won 6–2 on aggregate.


Gamba Osaka 2 – 0 Albirex Niigata
Endō Soccerball shade.svg 57'
Fujiharu Soccerball shade.svg 90+4'
Attendance: 11,475
Referee: Hiroyuki Kimura

Gamba Osaka won 3-2 on aggregate.


Final

Kashima Antlers 3 0 Gamba Osaka
Hwang Seok-ho Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Kanazaki Soccerball shade.svg 84'
Caio Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
Attendance: 50,828
Referee: Masaaki Toma

Top scorers

RankScorerClubGoals
1 Flag of Japan.svg Kazuma Watanabe Vissel Kobe
7
2 Flag of Japan.svg Takuma Asano Sanfrecce Hiroshima
4
Flag of Japan.svg Ryohei Yamazaki Albirex Niigata
Flag of Japan.svg Hiroshi Ibusuki Albirex Niigata
Flag of Japan.svg Mu Kanazaki Kashima Antlers
3 Flag of Brazil.svg Elsinho Kawasaki Frontale
3
Flag of Japan.svg Kosuke Yamamoto Albirex Niigata

Updated to games played on 12 October 2015

Source: J.League Data [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 "2015 J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup - League Table". J.League Official Website. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  2. http://www.jleague.jp/en/stats/goal.html?s=YNC