2009 J.League Cup

The 2009 J.League Cup, more widely known as the 2009 Nabisco Cup, is the 34th edition of Japan soccer league cup tournament and the 17th edition under the current J.League Cup format. The championship started on March 25, 2009 and ended on November 3, with F.C. Tokyo defeating Kawasaki Frontale 2-0 in the Final. They qualified for the 2010 Suruga Bank Championship.

Teams from the J1 will take part in the tournament. Kashima Antlers, Kawasaki Frontale, Nagoya Grampus and Gamba Osaka were given a bye to the quarter-final due to the qualification for the AFC Champions League group stage. The rest of 14 will start from the group stage, which divided them into two groups. The group winners and the runners-up of each group will qualify for the quarter-final along with the four teams which qualified for the AFC Champions League.

Group stageEdit

Knockout stageEdit

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                             
Kashima Antlers 1 0 1  
Kawasaki Frontale 0 3 3  
  Kawasaki Frontale 2 1 3  
  Yokohama F. Marinos 0 1 1  
Gamba Osaka 1 2 3
  Yokohama F. Marinos 3 1 4  
    Kawasaki Frontale  
  FC Tokyo  
  Urawa Red Diamonds 2 0 2  
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 3 4  
  Shimizu S-Pulse 2 0 2
  FC Tokyo 2 1 3  
FC Tokyo 5 1 6
  Nagoya Grampus 1 2 3  

Quarter finalsEdit

First legEdit

Kashima Antlers1 – 0Kawasaki Frontale
Ogasawara   83' (Report)
Attendance: 7,395
Referee: Nobutsugu Murakami

Gamba Osaka1 – 3Yokohama F. Marinos
Nakazawa   49' (Report) Yamase   40'
Sakata   68'
Matsuda   85'
Attendance: 7,102
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura

Urawa Red Diamonds2 – 1Shimizu S-Pulse
Tulio   24'
Edmilson   60'
(Report) Edamura   48'
Attendance: 21,271
Referee: Ryuji Sato

F.C. Tokyo5 – 1Nagoya Grampus
Hirayama   3'
Yonemoto   10'
Ishikawa   11'
Nagatomo   26'
  75' (o.g.)
(Report) Ogawa   53'
Attendance: 12,226
Referee: Kazuhiko Matsumura

Second legEdit

Kawasaki Frontale3 – 0 (a.e.t.)Kashima Antlers
Juninho   89'
Renatinho   94'
Chong Tese   102'
(Report)
Attendance: 13,581
Referee: Hiroyoshi Takayama

Yokohama F. Marinos1 – 2Gamba Osaka
Hasegawa   23' (Report) Myojin   16'
Leandro   74'
Attendance: 9,133
Referee: Masaaki Iemoto

Shimizu S-Pulse3 – 0Urawa Red Diamonds
Abe   0' (o.g.)
Okazaki   44'
Aoyama   62'
(Report)
Attendance: 12,014
Referee: Minoru Tojo

Nagoya Grampus2 – 1F.C. Tokyo
Maki   33'
Yoshida   65'
(Report) Hirayama   85'
Attendance: 6,463
Referee: Joji Kashihara

Semi finalsEdit

First legEdit

Kawasaki Frontale2 – 0Yokohama F. Marinos
Chong Tese   15'
Juninho   57'
(Report)
Attendance: 11,850
Referee: Joji Kashihara

Shimizu S-Pulse2 – 2F.C. Tokyo
Johnsen   34'
Edamura   69'
(Report) Yonemoto   33'
Cabore   42'
Attendance: 10,026
Referee: Masaaki Iemoto

Second legEdit

Yokohama F. Marinos1 – 1Kawasaki Frontale
Yamase   68' (Report) Juninho   89'
Attendance: 16,467
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

F.C. Tokyo1 – 0Shimizu S-Pulse
Hirayama   16' (Report)
Attendance: 22,181
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida

FinalEdit

F.C. Tokyo2 – 0Kawasaki Frontale
Yonemoto   22'
Hirayama   59'
(Report)
Attendance: 44,308
Referee: Shinji Murakami
F.C. Tokyo:
GK 20   Shuichi Gonda
RB 33   Kenta Mukuhara
CB 4   Bruno Quadros
CB 6   Yasuyuki Konno
LB 3   Yuhei Tokunaga
DM 28   Takuji Yonemoto   58'
CM 10   Yohei Kajiyama
RM 40   Tatsuya Suzuki   86'
LM 22   Naotake Hanyu   62'   74'
CF 24   Shingo Akamine   60'
CF 13   Sōta Hirayama
Substitutes:
GK 1   Hitoshi Shiota
DF 3   Hideki Sahara   86'
DF 5   Yuto Nagatomo   60'
DF 8   Ryuji Fujiyama
DF 15   Daishi Hiramatsu   74'
FW 14   Hokuto Nakamura
FW 32   Yusuke Kondo
Manager:
  Hiroshi Jofuku
Kawasaki Frontale:
GK 1   Eiji Kawashima
RB 19   Yusuke Mori
CB 17   Kosuke Kikuchi
CB 2   Hiroki Ito
LB 26   Kazuhiro Murakami   70'
DM 29   Hiroyuki Taniguchi
DM 18   Tomonobu Yokoyama   24'   84'
AM 14   Kengo Nakamura
RW 34   Renatinho   79'
LW 10   Juninho
CF 9   Chong Tese
Substitutes:
GK 28   Rikihiro Sugiyama
DF 13   Shuhei Terada
DF 4   Yusuke Igawa
MF 6   Yusuke Tasaka   70'
MF 8   Satoru Yamagishi
FW 23   Kyohei Noborizato   84'
FW 7   Masaru Kurotsu   79'
Manager:
  Takashi Sekizuka

Top goalscorersEdit

Goalscorers Goals Team
  Cabore
5
F.C. Tokyo
  Koji Yamase
5
Yokohama F. Marinos
  Hisato Sato
5
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
  Kazuma Watanabe
4
Yokohama F. Marinos
  Sōta Hirayama
4
F.C. Tokyo

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

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