2008 J.League Cup

The 2008 final

The 2008 edition of the J. League Cup sponsored by Nabisco began on March 20. The top 4 teams of each qualifying group automatically qualified for the quarter-finals along with the best two remaining runners-up. Both Gamba Osaka and Kashima Antlers received a bye to the quarter-final stage due to their participation in the group stage of the Asian Champions League.

Oita Trinita defeated Shimizu S-Pulse 2-0 in the final on November 1 at the Tokyo National Stadium. They qualified for the 2009 Pan-Pacific Championship and the 2009 Suruga Bank Championship.

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Nagoya Grampus 6 5 0 1 14 5 +9 15
Vissel Kobe 6 3 1 2 5 5 0 10
Kyoto Sanga FC 6 1 3 2 7 8 −1 6
Urawa Red Diamonds 6 0 2 4 8 16 −8 2
Date Team 1  Score  Team 2
March 20, 2008 Nagoya Grampus 0–1 Kyoto Sanga
Urawa Reds 0–1 Vissel Kobe
March 23, 2008 Vissel Kobe 0–1 Nagoya Grampus
Kyoto Sanga 3–3 Urawa Red Diamonds
April 16, 2008 Urawa Red Diamonds 1–1 Kyoto Sanga
Nagoya Grampus 2–0 Vissel Kobe
May 25, 2008 Kyoto Sanga 0–1 Vissel Kobe
Nagoya Grampus 4–2 Urawa Red Diamonds
May 31, 2008 Kyoto Sanga 1–2 Nagoya Grampus
Vissel Kobe 2–1 Urawa Red Diamonds
June 8, 2008 Urawa Red Diamonds 1–5 Nagoya Grampus
Vissel Kobe 1–1 Kyoto Sanga

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Shimizu S-Pulse 6 3 2 1 13 6 +7 11
FC Tokyo 6 3 2 1 12 7 +5 11
Júbilo Iwata 6 3 1 2 10 7 +3 10
Tokyo Verdy 6 0 1 5 2 17 −15 1
Date Team 1  Score  Team 2
March 20, 2008 Tokyo Verdy 0–2 Jubilo Iwata
Shimizu S-Pulse 3–1 FC Tokyo
March 23, 2008 Jubilo Iwata 0–2 FC Tokyo
Tokyo Verdy 0–0 Shimizu S-Pulse
April 16, 2008 Shimizu S-Pulse 5–0 Tokyo Verdy
FC Tokyo 1–1 Jubilo Iwata
May 25, 2008 Shimizu S-Pulse 4–2 Jubilo Iwata
FC Tokyo 3–0 Tokyo Verdy
May 31, 2008 FC Tokyo 1–1 Shimizu S-Pulse
Jubilo Iwata 3–0 Tokyo Verdy
June 8, 2008 Tokyo Verdy 2–4 FC Tokyo
Jubilo Iwata 2–0 Shimizu S-Pulse

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
JEF United Chiba 6 3 3 0 9 5 +4 12
Kashiwa Reysol 6 2 3 1 9 7 +2 9
Kawasaki Frontale 6 2 0 4 9 10 −1 6
Consadole Sapporo 6 1 2 3 4 9 −5 5
Date Team 1  Score  Team 2
March 20, 2008 Kawasaki Frontale 0–2 JEF United
Kashiwa Reysol 1–1 Consadole Sapporo
March 23, 2008 Consadole Sapporo 2–1 Kawasaki Frontale
JEF United 1–1 Kashiwa Reysol
April 16, 2008 JEF United 0–0 Consadole Sapporo
Kawasaki Frontale 3–0 Kashiwa Reysol
May 25, 2008 Consadole Sapporo 1–2 JEF United
Kashiwa Reysol 3–1 Kawasaki Frontale
May 31, 2008 Kawasaki Frontale 2–0 Consadole Sapporo
Kashiwa Reysol 1–1 JEF United
June 8, 2008 Consadole Sapporo 0–3 Kashiwa Reysol
JEF United 3–2 Kawasaki Frontale

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Yokohama F. Marinos 6 3 3 0 8 2 +6 12
Oita Trinita 6 3 2 1 9 5 +4 11
Albirex Niigata 6 0 4 2 4 8 −4 4
Omiya Ardija 6 0 3 3 4 10 −6 3
Date Team 1  Score  Team 2
March 20, 2008 Yokohama F. Marinos 1–0 Oita Trinita
Albirex Niigata 2–2 Omiya Ardija
March 23, 2008 Omiya Ardija 0–0 Yokohama F. Marinos
Oita Trinita 3–0 Albirex Niigata
April 16, 2008 Yokohama F. Marinos 4–0 Omiya Ardija
Albirex Niigata 1–1 Oita Trinita
May 25, 2008 Omiya Ardija 1–2 Oita Trinita
Yokohama F. Marinos 0–0 Albirex Niigata
May 31, 2008 Omiya Ardija 1–1 Albirex Niigata
Oita Trinita 2–2 Yokohama F. Marinos
June 8, 2008 Albirex Niigata 0–1 Yokohama F. Marinos
Oita Trinita 1–0 Omiya Ardija

Knockout stageEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
               
JEF United Chiba 0 0 0
Nagoya Grampus 1 1 2
Nagoya Grampus 1 0 1
Oita Trinita 1 1 2
FC Tokyo 1 1 2
Oita Trinita 2 1 3
Oita Trinita 2
Shimizu S-Pulse 0
Kashima Antlers 0 1 1
Shimizu S-Pulse 0 2 2
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 3 4
Gamba Osaka 1 2 3
Gamba Osaka 1 1 2
Yokohama F. Marinos 0 2 2

Quarter finalsEdit

First legEdit

FC Tokyo1 – 2Oita Trinita
Ishikawa   44' Report Maeda   28'
Edmilson   83'
Attendance: 11,378
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

JEF United Chiba0 – 1Nagoya Grampus
Report Johnsen   14'
Attendance: 8,472

Gamba Osaka1 – 0Yokohama F. Marinos
Hirai   78' Report
Attendance: 10,702

Kashima Antlers0 – 0Shimizu S-Pulse
Report
Attendance: 6,757
Referee: Hajime Matsuo

Second legEdit

Oita Trinita1 – 1FC Tokyo
Edmilson   40' Report Cabore   3'
Attendance: 13,483

Nagoya Grampus1 – 0JEF United Chiba
Masukawa   60' Report
Attendance: 6,344
Referee: Minoru Tojo

Yokohama F. Marinos2 – 1Gamba Osaka
Komiyama   32'
Lopes   84'
Report Futagawa   34'
Attendance: 8,365
Referee: Akio Okutani

Gamba Osaka advances to the semi finals on Away goals rule.


Shimizu S-Pulse2 – 1Kashima Antlers
Iwashita   16'
Hyodo   48'
Report Marquinhos   57'

Semi finalsEdit

First legEdit

Nagoya Grampus1 – 1Oita Trinita
Johnsen   64' Report Ueslei   69'

Shimizu S-Pulse1 – 1Gamba Osaka
Edamura   54' Report Futagawa   10'
Attendance: 8,013
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

Second legEdit

Oita Trinita1 – 0Nagoya Grampus
Ueslei   49' Report
Attendance: 20,371

Gamba Osaka2 – 3Shimizu S-Pulse
Roni   11'
Lucas   79'
Report Yamamoto   3'
Edamura   46'   55'
Attendance: 9,103

FinalEdit

Oita Trinita2 – 0Shimizu S-Pulse
Takamatsu   68'
Ueslei   89'
Report
Attendance: 44,723
Oita Trinita:
GK 16   Seigo Shimokawa   85'
RB 4   Yuki Fukaya
CB 6   Masato Morishige
LB 22   Taikai Uemoto   33'
DM 3   Roberto
DM 5   Edmilson
RM 20   Daisuke Takahashi
LM 33   Yoshiaki Fujita   84'   89'
AM 8   Mu Kanazaki   89'
CF 10   Ueslei
CF 13   Daiki Takamatsu (c)   82'
Substitutes:
GK 29   Keisuke Shimizu
DF 25   Hiroyuki Kobayashi   89'
MF 2   Ryo Kobayashi
MF 7   Teppei Nishiyama   89'
MF 14   Akihiro Ienaga
FW 18   Hiroshi Kiyotake
FW 9   Yasuhito Morishima   82'
Manager:
  Chamusca
Shimizu S-Pulse:
GK 29   Kaito Yamamoto
RB 5   Keisuke Iwashita
CB 4   Kazumichi Takagi (c)   74'
CB 26   Naoki Aoyama
LB 2   Arata Kodama   71'
RM 28   Masaki Yamamoto   71'
CM 7   Teruyoshi Ito
AM 8   Takuma Edamura   82'
LM 13   Akihiro Hyodo
CF 19   Kazuki Hara   89'
CF 23   Shinji Okazaki
Substitutes:
GK 21   Yohei Nishibe
DF 3   Takahiro Yamanishi
DF 25   Daisuke Ichikawa   71'
MF 16   Takuya Honda
MF 6   Marcos Paulo   71'
FW 11   Mitsuhiro Toda
FW 9   Takuro Yajima   82'
Manager:
  Kenta Hasegawa

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