2015 Suruga Bank Championship

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2015 Suruga Bank Championship
DateAugust 11, 2015
Venue Osaka Expo '70 Stadium, Suita
Referee Tan Hai (China)
Attendance12,722
WeatherClear
29.7 °C (85.5 °F)
58% humidity
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The 2015 Suruga Bank Championship (Japanese : スルガ銀行チャンピオンシップ2015; Spanish : Copa Suruga Bank 2015) was the eighth edition of the Suruga Bank Championship, the club football match co-organized by the Japan Football Association, the football governing body of Japan, CONMEBOL, the football governing body of South America, and J. League, the professional football league of Japan, between the winners of the previous season's J. League Cup and Copa Sudamericana.

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The match was contested between Japanese team Gamba Osaka, the 2014 J. League Cup winners, and Argentine team River Plate, the 2014 Copa Sudamericana winners. It was hosted by Gamba Osaka at the Osaka Expo '70 Stadium in Suita on August 11, 2015. [1]

River Plate won the match 3–0 to win their third international club title in 2015, after the 2015 Recopa Sudamericana and the 2015 Copa Libertadores (where they played in the finals less than a week before), and also became the first South American team to win this competition since 2009. [2]

Teams

TeamAssociation / ConfederationQualificationPrevious appearances
Flag of Japan.svg Gamba Osaka Japan Football Association 2014 J. League Cup winners1 (2008)
Flag of Argentina.svg River Plate CONMEBOL 2014 Copa Sudamericana winnersNone

Format

The Suruga Bank Championship was played as a single match, with the J. League Cup winner hosting the match. If the score were tied at the end of regulation, the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner (no extra time would be played). A maximum of seven substitutions may be made during the match.

Match

Gamba Osaka Flag of Japan.svg 0–3 Flag of Argentina.svg River Plate
Report (JFA)
Report (J. League)
Report (CONMEBOL)
Sánchez Soccerball shade.svg 8' (pen.)
Mercado Soccerball shade.svg 31'
Martínez Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Osaka Expo '70 Stadium, Suita
Attendance: 12,722
Referee: Tan Hai (China)
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Gamba Osaka
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River Plate
GK18 Flag of Japan.svg Yōsuke Fujigaya
DF6 Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Jung-ya Sub off.svg 41'
DF8 Flag of Japan.svg Keisuke Iwashita Yellow card.svg 44'
DF15 Flag of Japan.svg Yasuyuki Konno
DF22 Flag of South Korea.svg Oh Jae-suk Sub off.svg 83'
MF7 Flag of Japan.svg Yasuhito Endō (c)
MF17 Flag of Japan.svg Tomokazu Myojin Sub off.svg 46'
MF19 Flag of Japan.svg Kotaro Omori Sub off.svg 55'
MF21 Flag of Japan.svg Yōsuke Ideguchi
FW9 Flag of Brazil.svg Lins Sub off.svg 64'
FW29 Flag of Brazil.svg Patric Sub off.svg 71'
Substitutes:
GK16 Flag of Japan.svg Ken Tajiri
DF3 Flag of Japan.svg Takaharu Nishino
DF4 Flag of Japan.svg Hiroki Fujiharu Sub on.svg 46'
MF10 Flag of Japan.svg Takahiro Futagawa Sub on.svg 55'
MF11 Flag of Japan.svg Shu Kurata Yellow card.svg 57'Sub on.svg 41'
MF13 Flag of Japan.svg Hiroyuki Abe Sub on.svg 64'
FW20 Flag of Japan.svg Shun Nagasawa
FW24 Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Akamine Sub on.svg 71'
FW30 Flag of Japan.svg Sou Hirao Sub on.svg 83'
Manager:
Flag of Japan.svg Kenta Hasegawa
GK1 Flag of Argentina.svg Marcelo Barovero (c)
DF25 Flag of Argentina.svg Gabriel Mercado
DF2 Flag of Argentina.svg Jonathan Maidana
DF6 Flag of Argentina.svg Ramiro Funes Mori
DF21 Flag of Argentina.svg Leonel Vangioni
MF8 Flag of Uruguay.svg Carlos Sánchez Sub off.svg 78'
MF23 Flag of Argentina.svg Leonardo Ponzio Sub off.svg 52'
MF5 Flag of Argentina.svg Matías Kranevitter
MF16 Flag of Argentina.svg Nicolás Bertolo Sub off.svg 52'
FW22 Flag of Argentina.svg Sebastián Driussi Sub off.svg 52'
FW29 Flag of Argentina.svg Javier Saviola Sub off.svg 64'
Substitutes:
GK26 Flag of Argentina.svg Julio Chiarini
DF3 Flag of Colombia.svg Éder Álvarez Balanta
MF18 Flag of Uruguay.svg Camilo Mayada Sub on.svg 78'
MF14 Flag of Argentina.svg Augusto Solari
MF15 Flag of Argentina.svg Leonardo Pisculichi Sub on.svg 52'
MF27 Flag of Argentina.svg Lucho González Sub on.svg 64'
MF10 Flag of Argentina.svg Pity Martínez Sub on.svg 52'
FW17 Flag of Argentina.svg Lucas Boyé
FW19 Flag of Uruguay.svg Tabaré Viúdez Sub on.svg 52'
Manager:
Flag of Argentina.svg Marcelo Gallardo
Osaka Expo '70 Stadium in Suita, Japan, hosted the match. BanpakuEXPO'70Stadium.JPG
Osaka Expo '70 Stadium in Suita, Japan, hosted the match.

Assistant referees:
Mu Yuxin (China)
Huo Weiming (China)
Fourth official:
Hiroyuki Kimura (Japan)

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References

  1. 2015年8月11日(火)万博記念競技場で開催決定 スルガ銀行チャンピオンシップ2015OSAKA Jリーグヤマザキナビスコカップ/コパ・トタル・スダメリカーナ 王者決定戦 (in Japanese). Japan Football Association. December 16, 2014.
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