2012 J.League Cup

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The 2012 J.League Cup, also known as the 2012 Yamazaki Nabisco Cup for sponsoring purposes, was the 37th edition of the most prestigious Japanese soccer league cup tournament and the 20th edition under the current J.League Cup format.

2012 J.League Cup
Yamazaki Nabisco Cup
Country Japan
Teams18
ChampionsKashima Antlers
Runners-upShimizu S-Pulse
Matches played55
Goals scored170 (3.09 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Yuya Osako (Kashima Antlers) 7 goals
2011
2013

Kashima Antlers became the winners for two straight years and qualify for the 2013 Suruga Bank Championship.

FormatEdit

Teams from the J.League Division 1 will take part in the tournament. FC Tokyo, Gamba Osaka, Kashiwa Reysol and Nagoya Grampus were given a bye to the quarter-finals due to qualification in the 2012 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 stageEdit

StandingsEdit

ResultsEdit

Group AEdit

Urawa Red Diamonds1 – 0Vegalta Sendai
Nagata   49' Report
Attendance: 23,076
Referee: Okabe
Sagan Tosu2 – 1Kawasaki Frontale
Okada   53'
Noda   65'
Report   78' Yajima
Attendance: 4,613
Referee: Tojo
Júbilo Iwata2 – 1Cerezo Osaka
Matsuura   59'
Maeda   88'
Report   38' Branquinho
Attendance: 8,036
Referee: Kimura

Vegalta Sendai2 – 0Sagan Tosu
Matsushita   51'
Kakuda   62'
Report
Attendance: 7,236
Referee: Yoshida
Júbilo Iwata4 – 3Urawa Red Diamonds
Maeda   7'
Chiyotanda   57'
Matsuura   77'
Yamada   82'
Report   34' Kojima
  45+1' (o.g.) Rodrigo Souto
  79' Takahashi
Attendance: 7,824
Referee: Ogiya
Sanfrecce Hiroshima1 – 1Kawasaki Frontale
Sato   85' Report   58' Jeci
Attendance: 6,413
Referee: Iida

Kawasaki Frontale3 – 1Vegalta Sendai
Tasaka   45+1'
Kobayashi   45+3'57'
Report   90' Muto
Attendance: 8,186
Referee: Matsuo
Júbilo Iwata1 – 0Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Yamada   85' Report
Attendance: 6,372
Referee: Tojo
Urawa Red Diamonds1 – 4Cerezo Osaka
Yajima   42' Report   11' Kiyotake
  45' Fujimoto
  49' Branquinho
  81' Bando
Attendance: 16,533
Referee: Sato

Kawasaki Frontale0 – 3Urawa Red Diamonds
Report[permanent dead link]   32' Kashiwagi
  57'82' Ugajin
Attendance: 13,608
Referee: Murakami
Cerezo Osaka2 – 1Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Branquinho   27'
Kim   90+5'
Report[permanent dead link]   30' Sato
Attendance: 6,397
Referee: Okabe
Sagan Tosu3 – 2Júbilo Iwata
Inuzuka   12'65'
Hayasaka   62'
Report[permanent dead link]   52' Matsuoka
  88' Yamada
Attendance: 4,642
Referee: Sato

Cerezo Osaka3 – 2Kawasaki Frontale
Kempes   47'
Kakitani   58'86'
Summary Kusukami   30'
Renatinho   68'
Attendance: 6,855
Referee: Koichiro Fukushima
Sanfrecce Hiroshima1 – 3Vegalta Sendai
Shimizu   24' Summary Nakahara   56' (76)
Wilson   65'
Attendance: 7,234
Referee: Minoru Tojo
Sagan Tosu2 – 1Urawa Red Diamonds
Toyoda   52'
Mizunuma   80'
[ Report]
Summary
Márcio Richardes   77'
Attendance: 7,284
Referee: Kimura

Vegalta Sendai1 – 0Cerezo Osaka
Ryang Yong-Gi   63' Summary
Attendance: 8,638
Referee: Yoshiro Imamura
Kawasaki Frontale0 – 1Júbilo Iwata
Summary Yamazaki   25'
Attendance: 7,970
Referee: Jumpei Iida
Sanfrecce Hiroshima5 – 1Sagan Tosu
Koji Morisaki   45+3'90'
Satō   55' (pen.)
Ishihara   78'82'
[ Report]
Summary
Mizunuma   63'
Attendance: 10,132
Referee: Murakami

Vegalta Sendai4 – 0Júbilo Iwata
Ota   23'
Wilson   56'
Akamine   69'
Watanabe   80'
Summary
Attendance: 9,865
Referee: Hiroyuki Kimura
Urawa Red Diamonds3 – 0Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Despotović   43'
Noda   62'
Yajima   80'
Summary
Attendance: 14,022
Referee: Koichiro Fukushima
Cerezo Osaka5 – 0Sagan Tosu
Ogihara   24'
Kim Bo-Kyung   45+4' (pen.)
Kakitani   55'71'
Fujimoto   90'
Summary
Attendance: 7,280
Referee: Minoru Tojo

Group BEdit

Consadole Sapporo0 – 1Albirex Niigata
Report   38' Mineiro
Attendance: 7,487
Referee: Nakamura
Kashima Antlers2 – 0Vissel Kobe
Osako   20'
Endo   45+1'
Report
Attendance: 11,379
Referee: Matsuo
Omiya Ardija1 – 1Yokohama F. Marinos
Carlinhos   15' Report   84' Saitō
Attendance: 7,845
Referee: Yoshida

Kashima Antlers1 – 0Omiya Ardija
Koroki   31' Report
Attendance: 6,515
Referee: Murakami
Shimizu S-Pulse1 – 0Albirex Niigata
Kobayashi   16' Report
Attendance: 7,479
Referee: Iemoto
Yokohama F. Marinos1 – 2Consadole Sapporo
Matsumoto   68' Report   6' Oshima
  45+2' Sakaki
Attendance: 7,148
Referee: Fukushima

Consadole Sapporo1 – 2Kashima Antlers
Sakaki   16' Report   85' Juninho
  90+4' Okamoto
Attendance: 6,877
Referee: Okabe
Albirex Niigata1 – 0Vissel Kobe
Hirai   27' Report
Attendance: 8,158
Referee: Yoshida
Shimizu S-Pulse1 – 0Yokohama F. Marinos
Brosque   76' Report
Attendance: 8,753
Referee: Kimura

Omiya Ardija1 – 1Consadole Sapporo
Kim   53' Report[permanent dead link]   88' Maeda
Attendance: 4,359
Referee: Yoshida
Vissel Kobe1 – 2Shimizu S-Pulse
Matsumura   64' Report[permanent dead link]   55' Kobayashi
  83' Takagi
Attendance: 3,778
Referee: Fukushima
Yokohama F. Marinos3 – 2Kashima Antlers
Hyodo   36'
Saitō   83'
Oguro   86'
Report[permanent dead link]   58' Endo
  68' Juninho

Consadole Sapporo0 – 4Shimizu S-Pulse
Summary Kawai   2'
Lee Ki-Je   5'
Ishige   57'
Sugiyama   78'
Attendance: 3,687
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida
Omiya Ardija1 – 0Vissel Kobe
Aoki   31' Summary Bae Chun-Suk   70'
Attendance: 4,204
Albirex Niigata0 – 1Kashima Antlers
Summary Osako   86'
Attendance: 9,986
Referee: Ryuji Sato

Yokohama F. Marinos0 – 0Albirex Niigata
Summary
Attendance: 5,345
Referee: Yudai Yamamoto
Shimizu S-Pulse3 – 1Omiya Ardija
Hiraoka   41'
Omae   72' (pen.)
Shirasaki   88'
Summary Hasegawa   36'
Fukaya   70'
Attendance: 10,596
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura
Vissel Kobe2 – 2Consadole Sapporo
Ōkubo   12'21' Summary Sakai   35'
Okamoto   38'
Attendance: 4,083
Referee: Kazuhiko Matsumura

Kashima Antlers2 – 1Shimizu S-Pulse
Osako   75'90' (pen.) Summary Ito   14'
Attendance: 6,207
Referee: Masaaki Iemoto
Albirex Niigata4 – 3Omiya Ardija
Kogure   62'
Hirai   73'
Suzuki   90'90+4'
Summary Shimizu   15'49'
Watanabe   40'
Attendance: 7,664
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida
Vissel Kobe3 – 2Yokohama F. Marinos
Komoto   9'87'
Morioka   40'
Summary Ono   37'
Kanai   80'
Attendance: 5,029
Referee: Antonio Arias

Knock-out stageEdit

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                             
Nagoya Grampus 1 3 4  
Shimizu S-Pulse 0 4 4  
  Shimizu S-Pulse 1 3 4  
  FC Tokyo 2 0 2  
FC Tokyo 2 2 4
  Vegalta Sendai 2 1 3  
    Shimizu S-Pulse  
  Kashima Antlers  
  Kashiwa Reysol 3 2 5  
Gamba Osaka 1 1 2  
  Kashiwa Reysol 2 2 4
  Kashima Antlers 3 2 5  
Cerezo Osaka 1 0 1
  Kashima Antlers 2 3 5  

Quarter-finalsEdit

First legEdit

Kashima Antlers2 – 1Cerezo Osaka
Iwamasa   22'
Koroki   25'
Kakitani   33'
Attendance: 6,203
Referee: Kevin Friend

Vegalta Sendai2 – 2FC Tokyo
Tamura   32'
Wilson   50'
Watanabe   16'
Ishikawa   30'
Attendance: 8,873
Referee: Darren Deadman

Shimizu S-Pulse0 – 1Nagoya Grampus
Yoshida   77'
Attendance: 6,719
Referee: Minoru Tojo

Gamba Osaka1 – 3Kashiwa Reysol
Niwa   83' Kudo   47'
Leandro Domingues   76',   90+5'
Attendance: 7,083
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida

Second legEdit

Kashiwa Reysol2 – 1Gamba Osaka
Leandro Domingues   17'
Kudo   60'
Sato   30'
Attendance: 6,910
Referee: Jumpei Iida

Cerezo Osaka0 – 3Kashima Antlers
Dutra   28'
Koroki   63'
Shibasaki   70'
Attendance: 9,133
Referee: Nobutsugu Murakami

FC Tokyo2 – 0Vegalta Sendai
Ishikawa   81'
Watanabe   90+3'
Attendance: 10,573
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

Nagoya Grampus3 – 4Shimizu S-Pulse
Tulio   54'
Fujimoto   76',   87'
Alex   42'
Jymmy Franca   69'
Senuma   88'
Takagi   90+3'
Attendance: 7,313
Referee: Ryuji Sato

SemifinalsEdit

First legEdit

FC Tokyo2 – 1Shimizu S-Pulse
Kajiyama   35'
Lucas   80' (pen.)
(Report) Tokunaga   23' (o.g.)
Attendance: 10,347
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida

Kashima Antlers3 – 2Kashiwa Reysol
Osako   7',   69'
Renato   36'
(Report) Barada   35'
Leandro Domingues   62'
Attendance: 9,115
Referee: Hajime Matsuo

Second legEdit

Shimizu S-Pulse3 – 0FC Tokyo
Omae   26'63'90+6' (pen.) Report

Kashiwa Reysol2 – 2Kashima Antlers
Jorge Wagner   37'
Neto Baiano   90+4'
Report Dutra   12'
Osako   24'

FinalEdit

Shimizu S-Pulse1 – 2 (a.e.t.)Kashima Antlers
Omae   77' (pen.) Report Shibasaki   73' (pen.)93'

GoalscorersEdit

Rank Name Team Goals
1   Yuya Osako Kashima Antlers 7
2   Genki Omae Shimizu S-Pulse 5
  Yoichiro Kakitani Cerezo Osaka 5
4   Leandro Domingues Kashiwa Reysol 4

ReferencesEdit