2016 J.League Cup

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2016 J.League Cup
J.League YBC Levain Cup
CountryFlag of Japan.svg Japan
Teams18
Champions Urawa Red Diamonds
Runners-up Gamba Osaka
Top goal scorer(s) Toshiyuki Takagi (4 goals)
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The 2016 J.League Cup (also known as the 2016 Yamazaki Nabisco Cup, later changed to J.League YBC Levain Cup for sponsoring purposes) is the 41st edition of the most prestigious Japanese football league cup tournament and the 24th edition under the current J.League Cup format.

Contents

Format

Teams from the J1 League will take part in the tournament. Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Gamba Osaka, Urawa Red Diamonds and FC Tokyo were given a bye to the quarter-finals due to qualification in the 2016 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

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Group A

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification VIS ARD VEN BEL JÚB ANT GRA
1 Vissel Kobe 6510153+1216 Knock-out stage 1–14–14–0
2 Omiya Ardija 642051+4141–01–01–0
3 Ventforet Kofu 622234180–20–01–0
4 Shonan Bellmare 621346270–20–10–0
5 Júbilo Iwata 612347351–21–01–3
6 Kashima Antlers 6114812441–22–31–1
7 Nagoya Grampus 6114410640–00–11–3
Updated to match(es) played on 5 June 2016. Source: 2016J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup Group Stage Group A League table and J. League Data
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Fair-play points; 7) Draw.

Matches

Kashima Antlers 1-2 Ventforet Kofu
Yamamoto Soccerball shade.svg 60' Report Billy Celeski Soccerball shade.svg 6'
Nilson Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Omiya Ardija 1-0 Nagoya Grampus
Esaka Soccerball shade.svg 37' Report
Júbilo Iwata 1-2 Vissel Kobe
Saito Soccerball shade.svg 13' Report Pedro Júnior Soccerball shade.svg 35'
Leandro Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Attendance: 6,695

Ventforet Kofu 0-0 Omiya Ardija
Report
Nagoya Grampus 0-1 Shonan Bellmare
Report Shimamura Soccerball shade.svg 87'
Attendance: 7,309
Referee: Masuya Ueda
Vissel Kobe 4-1 Kashima Antlers
Pedro Júnior Soccerball shade.svg 23', 64'
Watanabe Soccerball shade.svg 37'
Soma Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Report Yamamoto Soccerball shade.svg 84'

Shonan Bellmare 0-1 Omiya Ardija
Report Pečnik Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Júbilo Iwata 1-0 Ventforet Kofu
Matsui Soccerball shade.svg 1' Report
Attendance: 6,541
Referee: Takuto Okabe
Nagoya Grampus 1-3 Kashima Antlers
Noda Soccerball shade.svg 38' Report Endo Soccerball shade.svg 52'
Caio Soccerball shade.svg 66'
Shoji Soccerball shade.svg 71'
Attendance: 6,134
Referee: Hiromichi Oka

Shonan Bellmare 0-0 Júbilo Iwata
Report
Attendance: 5,211
Referee: Koichiro Fukushima
Nagoya Grampus 0-0 Ventforet Kofu
Report
Attendance: 3,919
Referee: Nobutsugu Murakami
Vissel Kobe 1-1 Omiya Ardija
Watanabe Soccerball shade.svg 58' Report Esaka Soccerball shade.svg 17'

Kashima Antlers 2-3 Shonan Bellmare
Nagaki Soccerball shade.svg 11'
Doi Soccerball shade.svg 26'
Report Otsuki Soccerball shade.svg 18'
Hasegawa Soccerball shade.svg 87'
Hanato Soccerball shade.svg 90+4'
Attendance: 5,788
Referee: Takuto Okabe
Omiya Ardija 1-0 Júbilo Iwata
Keisuke Soccerball shade.svg 25' Report
Attendance: 5,985
Referee: Yusuke Araki
Ventforet Kofu 0-2 Vissel Kobe
Report Tanaka Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Seigou Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Attendance: 4,723
Referee: Kochiro Fukushima

Kashima Antlers 1-1 Júbilo Iwata
Sugimoto Soccerball shade.svg 58' Report Fujita Soccerball shade.svg 17'
Attendance: 5,272
Referee: Masaaki Toma
Ventforet Kofu 1-0 Shonan Bellmare
Kawamoto Soccerball shade.svg 61' Report
Attendance: 4,029
Referee: Jumpei Iida
Vissel Kobe 4-0 Nagoya Grampus
Nakasaka Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Watanabe Soccerball shade.svg 19'
Ishizu Soccerball shade.svg 88'
Takahashi Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Report

Omiya Ardija 1-0 Kashima Antlers
Pečnik Soccerball shade.svg 87' Report
Shonan Bellmare 0-2 Vissel Kobe
Report Nakasaka Soccerball shade.svg 37'
Fujita Soccerball shade.svg 90+1'
Attendance: 4,501
Referee: Akihiko Ikeuchi
Júbilo Iwata 1-3 Nagoya Grampus
Bothroyd Soccerball shade.svg 64' Report Koyamatsu Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Takeuchi Soccerball shade.svg 37'
Kawamata Soccerball shade.svg 39'
Attendance: 8,792
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

Group B

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification FMA AVI FRO REY VEG ALB SAG
1 Yokohama F. Marinos 632175+211 Knock-out stage 2–11–31–0
2 Avispa Fukuoka 623197+292–24–21–1
3 Kawasaki Frontale 622295+480–00–12–1
4 Kashiwa Reysol 622298+182–10–11–2
5 Vegalta Sendai 622245180–20–01–0
6 Albirex Niigata 6213612671–10–51–0
7 Sagan Tosu 604246241–11–11–1
Updated to match(es) played on 5 June 2016. Source: 2016J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup Group Stage Group B League table and J. League Data
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Fair-play points; 7) Draw.

Matches

Vegalta Sendai 1–0 Albirex Niigata
Enomoto Soccerball shade.svg 4' Report
Attendance: 6,135
Referee: Yusuke Araki
Kawasaki Frontale 0-0 Yokohama F. Marinos
Report
Attendance: 15,644
Referee: Yudai Yamamoto
Avispa Fukuoka 2-2 Kashiwa Reysol
Jogo Soccerball shade.svg 17'
Wellington Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Report Wako Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Tanaka Soccerball shade.svg 77'
Attendance: 5,525
Referee: Jumpei Iida

Kashiwa Reysol 0-1 Vegalta Sendai
Report Tomita Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Kawasaki Frontale 0-1 Avispa Fukuoka
Report Tamura Soccerball shade.svg 79'
Albirex Niigata 1-0 Sagan Tosu
Léo Silva Soccerball shade.svg 75' Report
Attendance: 12,427
Referee: Hiromichi Oka

Albirex Niigata 0-5 Kawasaki Frontale
Report Taniguchi Soccerball shade.svg 8', 23'
Kano Soccerball shade.svg 20', 83'
Hashimoto Soccerball shade.svg 48'
Attendance: 8,404
Referee: Koichiro Fukushima
Sagan Tosu 1-1 Vegalta Sendai
Baek Sung-dong Soccerball shade.svg 38' Report Kim Min-Tae Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Attendance: 4,195
Referee: Masaaki Toma
Yokohama F. Marinos 1-3 Kashiwa Reysol
Togashi Soccerball shade.svg 5' Report Nakagawa Soccerball shade.svg 42'
Masushima Soccerball shade.svg 50', 68'

Vegalta Sendai 0-0 Avispa Fukuoka
Report
Attendance: 5,955
Referee: Yusuke Araki
Kashiwa Reysol 2-1 Kawasaki Frontale
Diego Oliveira Soccerball shade.svg 39'
Taketomi Soccerball shade.svg 90+4'
Report Eduardo Neto Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Attendance: 5,543
Referee: Hajime Matsuo
Yokohama F. Marinos 1-0 Sagan Tosu
Ito Soccerball shade.svg 23' Report
Attendance: 4,777
Referee: Jumpei Iida

Kashiwa Reysol 1-2 Albirex Niigata
Diego Oliveira Soccerball shade.svg 66' Report Ito Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Kozuka Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Sagan Tosu 1-1 Kawasaki Frontale
Tomiyama Soccerball shade.svg 72' Report Kim Min-hyeok Soccerball shade.svg 16' (o.g.)
Attendance: 4,779
Referee: Hiromichi Oka
Yokohama F. Marinos 2-1 Avispa Fukuoka
Hyodo Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Ito Soccerball shade.svg 90+4'
Report Hirai Soccerball shade.svg 31'
Attendance: 5,133
Referee: Shoichiro Mikami

Kawasaki Frontale 2-1 Vegalta Sendai
Otsuka Soccerball shade.svg 43', 48' Report Ramon Lopes Soccerball shade.svg 85'
Albirex Niigata 1-1 Yokohama F. Marinos
Ibusuki Soccerball shade.svg 7' Report Nakagawa Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Attendance: 8,136
Referee: Nobutsugu Murakami
Avispa Fukuoka 1-1 Sagan Tosu
Hirai Soccerball shade.svg 85' Report Toyoda Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Attendance: 14,465
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

Vegalta Sendai 0-2 Yokohama F. Marinos
Report Nakamura Soccerball shade.svg 42'
Saito Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Attendance: 12,811
Referee: Yudai Yamamoto
Avispa Fukuoka 4-2 Albirex Niigata
Kanamori Soccerball shade.svg 16', 37'
Hirai Soccerball shade.svg 19'
Jogo Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Report Yamazaki Soccerball shade.svg 6'
Suzuki Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Attendance: 7,209
Referee: Hajime Matsuo
Sagan Tosu 1-1 Kashiwa Reysol
Ikeda Soccerball shade.svg 31' Report Éderson Soccerball shade.svg 79'
Attendance: 5,337

Knock-out stage

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

 Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
               
Yokohama F. Marinos (a)112 
Omiya Ardija 202 
  Yokohama F. Marinos 011 
  Gamba Osaka (a)011 
Gamba Osaka 167
  Sanfrecce Hiroshima 134 
   Gamba Osaka 1 (4)
  Urawa Red Diamonds 1 (5)
  Urawa Red Diamonds 246 
Vissel Kobe 101 
  Urawa Red Diamonds 235
  FC Tokyo 112 
Avispa Fukuoka 101
  FC Tokyo 123 

Quarter-finals

First leg

Omiya Ardija 2–1 Yokohama F. Marinos
Mateus Soccerball shade.svg 23'
Ienaga Soccerball shade.svg 87'
Report Kanai Soccerball shade.svg 71'
Attendance: 6,283

Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1–1 Gamba Osaka
Shibasaki Soccerball shade.svg 28' Report Goya Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Attendance: 5,529
Referee: Yoshiro Imamura

Vissel Kobe 1–2 Urawa Red Diamonds
Leandro Soccerball shade.svg 35' Report Takagi Soccerball shade.svg 6'
Zlatan Soccerball shade.svg 41'
Attendance: 7,001
Referee: Yusuke Araki

FC Tokyo 1–1 Avispa Fukuoka
Nakajima Soccerball shade.svg 62' Report Mishima Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Attendance: 6,882
Referee: Takuto Okabe

Second leg

Yokohama F. Marinos 1–0 Omiya Ardija
Kayke Soccerball shade.svg 45+1' Report

2–2 on aggregate. Yokohama F. Marinos won on away goals


Urawa Red Diamonds 4–0 Vissel Kobe
Takagi Soccerball shade.svg 39', 60'
Abe Soccerball shade.svg 43'
Lee Soccerball shade.svg 84'
Report
Attendance: 19,253
Referee: Yudai Yamamoto

Urawa Red Diamonds won 6-1 on aggregate.


Gamba Osaka 6–3 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Nagasawa Soccerball shade.svg 32', 45+2'
Niwa Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Ademilson Soccerball shade.svg 60', 63'
Abe Soccerball shade.svg 71'
Report Nogami Soccerball shade.svg 24'
Morisaki Soccerball shade.svg 52'
Minagawa Soccerball shade.svg 79'

Gamba Osaka won 7-4 on aggregate.


Avispa Fukuoka 0–2 FC Tokyo
Report Tanabe Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Takahashi Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Attendance: 8,060
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

FC Tokyo won 3-1 on aggregate.

Semi-finals

First leg

Gamba Osaka 0–0 Yokohama F. Marinos
Report
Attendance: 11,160
Referee: Hajime Matsuo

FC Tokyo 1–2 Urawa Red Diamonds
Higashi Soccerball shade.svg 49' Report Soccerball shade.svg 77' Takagi
Soccerball shade.svg 80' Muto
Attendance: 13,354
Referee: Masaaki Iemoto

Second leg

Yokohama F. Marinos 1–1 Gamba Osaka
Ito Soccerball shade.svg 56' Report Soccerball shade.svg 63' Endō
Attendance: 19,378
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

1–1 on aggregate. Gamba Osaka won on away goals


Urawa Red Diamonds 3–1 FC Tokyo
Koroki Soccerball shade.svg 24', 38', 53' Report Soccerball shade.svg 81' Nakajima
Attendance: 26,876

Urawa Red Diamonds won 5-2 on aggregate.

Final

Gamba Osaka 1–1 (a.e.t.) Urawa Red Diamonds
Ademilson Soccerball shade.svg 17'Soccerball shade.svg 76' Lee
Penalties
Fujimoto Soccerball shad check.svg
Konno Soccerball shad check.svg
Niwa Soccerball shad check.svg
Goya Soccerball shade cross.svg
Endō Soccerball shad check.svg
4–5Soccerball shad check.svg Abe
Soccerball shad check.svg Otani
Soccerball shad check.svg Koroki
Soccerball shad check.svg Lee
Soccerball shad check.svg Endo
Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
Attendance: 51,248
Referee: Ryuji Sato

Top scorers

RankScorerClubGoals
1 Flag of Japan.svg Toshiyuki Takagi Urawa Red Diamonds 4
2 Flag of Japan.svg Shinzo Koroki Urawa Red Diamonds 3
Flag of Brazil.svg Pedro Júnior Vissel Kobe
Flag of Japan.svg Kazuma Watanabe Vissel Kobe
Flag of Japan.svg Shoki Hirai Avispa Fukuoka
Flag of Japan.svg Sho Ito Yokohama F. Marinos

Updated to games played on 15 October 2016
Names of players in bold are still active.
Source: J. League Data

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