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|Dates||15 March – 4 November 2017|
|Goals scored||157 (2.66 per match)|
|Top goal scorer(s)||Crislan (5 goals)|
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.
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:
|Yokohama F. Marinos||6||3||0||3||8||8||0||9|
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Consadole Sapporo||0–3||Cerezo Osaka||0–2||0–1|
|Sanfrecce Hiroshima||0–2||FC Tokyo||0–1||0–1|
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Cerezo Osaka||2–2 (a)||Urawa Red Diamonds||0–0||2–2|
|Kawasaki Frontale||7–1||FC Tokyo||2–0||5–1|
|Vegalta Sendai||5–4||Kashima Antlers||3–1||2–3|
|Vissel Kobe||0–2||Gamba Osaka||0–0||0–2|
|4 October 2017||Cerezo Osaka||2–2||Gamba Osaka||Yanmar Stadium Nagai, Osaka|
|19:03|| Ricardo Santos 23'|
| 16' Akasaki |
Referee: M. Tōjō
|8 October 2017||Gamba Osaka||1–2||Cerezo Osaka||Suita City Football Stadium, Suita|
|14:03||Izumisawa 60'|| 15' Kakitani |
Referee: N. Murakami
|2||Koki Ogawa||Júbilo Iwata||4|
|Junya Tanaka||Vissel Kobe|
|Ricardo Santos||Cerezo Osaka|
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