2017 J.League Cup

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2017 J.League Cup
2017 JリーグYBCルヴァンカップ
CountryFlag of Japan.svg Japan
Dates15 March – 4 November 2017
Teams18
Champions Cerezo Osaka
Runners-up Kawasaki Frontale
Matches played59
Goals scored157 (2.66 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Crislan (5 goals)
2016
2018

The 2017 J.League Cup (2017 Jリーグカップ), or officially the 2017 J.League YBC Levain (2017 JリーグYBCルヴァンカップ), was the 42nd edition of the most prestigious Japanese football league cup tournament and the 25th edition under the current J.League Cup format.

Contents

Format

[1]

Teams from the J.League Division 1 will take part in the tournament. Teams that qualified for 2017 AFC Champions League group stage (3 or 4 teams: later confirmed as Gamba Osaka, Kashima Antlers, Kawasaki Frontale and Urawa Red Diamonds) were given byes to the quarter-finals. The remaining teams (14 or 15 teams) started from the group stage, where they were divided into two groups of 7 or 8 teams. The group winners of each group were to qualify for the quarter-finals. The remained quarter-finalists (2 or 3 teams) were to be the winners of the play-off of the following two-legged ties:

Group stage

Group A

Standings

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Vegalta Sendai 64111010013
FC Tokyo 6402148+612
Consadole Sapporo 631275+210
Júbilo Iwata 6303101009
Omiya Ardija 6222118+38
Kashiwa Reysol 61234625
Shimizu S-Pulse 610551493
Source: [2]

Results

Home \ Away ARD REY TOK VEG JÚB CON SSP
Omiya Ardija 0–01–24–0
Kashiwa Reysol 0–11–21–0
FC Tokyo 4–36–01–0
Vegalta Sendai 1–12–03–1
Júbilo Iwata 1–23–10–2
Consadole Sapporo 1–12–11–2
Shimizu S-Pulse 2–12–40–1
Source: [ citation needed ]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group B

Standings

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Vissel Kobe 6501103+715
Cerezo Osaka 642094+514
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 631256110
Yokohama F. Marinos 63038809
Ventforet Kofu 61235615
Sagan Tosu 6123101225
Albirex Niigata 601531181
Source: [2]

Results

Home \ Away SFR VIS YMA SAG VEN ALB CER
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1–00–00–1
Vissel Kobe 4–11–02–1
Yokohama F. Marinos 1–20–24–1
Sagan Tosu 1–22–24–4
Ventforet Kofu 0–12–30–0
Albirex Niigata 0–10–10–2
Cerezo Osaka 1–02–01–0
Source: [ citation needed ]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-off stage

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Consadole Sapporo 0–3 Cerezo Osaka 0–20–1
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0–2 FC Tokyo 0–10–1

Quarter-Finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Cerezo Osaka 2–2 (a) Urawa Red Diamonds 0–02–2
Kawasaki Frontale 7–1 FC Tokyo 2–05–1
Vegalta Sendai 5–4 Kashima Antlers 3–12–3
Vissel Kobe 0–2 Gamba Osaka 0–00–2

Semi-Finals

First leg

4 October 2017 (2017-10-04) Cerezo Osaka 2–2 Gamba Osaka Yanmar Stadium Nagai, Osaka
19:03 Ricardo Santos Soccerball shade.svg 23'
Kimoto Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Soccerball shade.svg 16' Akasaki
Soccerball shade.svg 86' Ide
Attendance: 21,800
Referee: M. Tōjō

4 October 2017 (2017-10-04) Vegalta Sendai 3–2 Kawasaki Frontale Yurtec Stadium Sendai, Sendai
19:04 Ishihara Soccerball shade.svg 24'
Crislan Soccerball shade.svg 33', 45+1(pen.)'
Soccerball shade.svg 72' Nara
Soccerball shade.svg 90+4' Chinen
Attendance: 8,382
Referee: T. Okabe

Second leg

8 October 2017 (2017-10-08) Gamba Osaka 1–2 Cerezo Osaka Suita City Football Stadium, Suita
14:03 Izumisawa Soccerball shade.svg 60'Soccerball shade.svg 15' Kakitani
Soccerball shade.svg 90+5' Kimoto
Attendance: 31,578
Referee: N. Murakami

8 October 2017 (2017-10-08) Kawasaki Frontale 3–1 Vegalta Sendai Todoroki Athletics Stadium, Kawasaki
15:04 Miyoshi Soccerball shade.svg 29', 49'
Hasegawa Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Soccerball shade.svg 59' Nakano Attendance: 22,385
Referee: M. Toma

Final

4 November 2017 (2017-11-04) Cerezo Osaka 2–0 Kawasaki Frontale Saitama
13:05 UCT+9 Sugimoto Soccerball shade.svg 1'
Souza Soccerball shade.svg 90+2'
Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002
Attendance: 53,452
Referee: Y. Nishimura

Top scorers

As of match played 4 November 2017. [3]
RankPlayerClubGoals
1 Flag of Brazil.svg Crislan Vegalta Sendai 5
2 Flag of Japan.svg Koki Ogawa Júbilo Iwata 4
Flag of Japan.svg Junya Tanaka Vissel Kobe
Flag of Brazil.svg Ricardo Santos Cerezo Osaka

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References

  1. "2017JリーグYBCルヴァンカップ 大会方式および試合方式について" [Tournament/matches format of 2017 J.League YBC Levain Cup]. J.League. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
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  3. https://www.jleague.jp/en/stats/goal.html?s=YLC