2014 J.League Cup

The 2014 J.League Cup, also known as the 2014 Yamazaki Nabisco Cup for sponsoring purposes, is the 39th edition of the most prestigious Japanese soccer league cup tournament and the 22nd edition under the current J.League Cup format.

2014 J.League Cup
Yamazaki Nabisco Cup
Country Japan
Teams18
ChampionsGamba Osaka
Runners-upSanfrecce Hiroshima
Matches played55
Goals scored169 (3.07 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Cristiano (6 goals)
2013
2015

FormatEdit

Teams from the J.League Division 1 will take part in the tournament. Cerezo Osaka, Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Yokohama F. Marinos and Kawasaki Frontale were given a bye to the quarter-finals due to qualification in the 2014 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

All times are JST (UTC+9)

Group AEdit

Gamba Osaka2 – 0Vissel Kobe
Lins   47'
A. Sato   53'
Report
Attendance: 8,378
Referee: Hajime Matsuo
FC Tokyo3 – 1Kashima Antlers
Kawano   8'
Ota   10'
Mita   71'
Report Motoyama   72'
Attendance: 10,353
Shimizu S-Pulse4 – 0Vegalta Sendai
Nagasawa   21'
Omae   32'
Novaković   68'74'
Report

Vegalta Sendai1 – 1FC Tokyo
Kamata   62' Edu   77' (pen.)
Attendance: 7,094
Referee: Coote David
Kashima Antlers3 – 1Sagan Tosu
Davi   38'
Umebachi   83'
Luís Alberto   87'
Hayasaka   22'
Attendance: 6,966
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura
Shimizu S-Pulse1 – 0Gamba Osaka
Nagasawa   33'
Attendance: 8,033
Referee: Minoru Tojo

Vegalta Sendai1 – 2Kashima Antlers
Muto   60' Nozawa   41'
Akasaki   83'
Attendance: 7,583
Referee: Takuya Maeda
Vissel Kobe0 – 3FC Tokyo
Muto   35'
Edu   48'
Hirayama   89'
Attendance: 6,455
Referee: Yudai Yamamoto
Sagan Tosu0 – 2Gamba Osaka
Omori   34'
Ogawa   73'
Attendance: 4,972
Referee: Yoshiro Imamura

FC Tokyo2 – 3Shimizu S-Pulse
Edu   18'87' T. Takagi   8'
Omae   21'
Novaković   57'
Attendance: 8,749
Referee: Kazuyoshi Enomoto
Gamba Osaka2 – 1Kashima Antlers
Kurata   4'
Yonekura   80'
Davi   72'
Attendance: 8,103
Referee: Yoshiro Imamura
Vissel Kobe3 – 2Sagan Tosu
Matsumura   42'
Marquinhos   54'
Morioka   90+3'
Bando   89'90+4'
Attendance: 3,850
Referee: Takuto Okabe

Shimizu S-Pulse1 – 2Vissel Kobe
Novaković   63' Jung Woo-young   33'
Iwanami   87'
Attendance: 11,815
Referee: Itaru Hirose
Sagan Tosu2 – 0Vegalta Sendai
Taniguchi   32' (pen.)
Kiyotake   57'
Attendance: 4,097
Referee: Futoshi Nakamura
Gamba Osaka3 – 1FC Tokyo
Usami   16'53'
Nishino   68'
Tokunaga   33'
Attendance: 12,818
Referee: Raczkowski Pawel

Vegalta Sendai1 – 0Gamba Osaka
Akamine   66'
Attendance: 7,965
Referee: Hiroyuki Kimura
Kashima Antlers0 – 3Vissel Kobe
Sugiura   9'
Oya   57'
Hashimoto   75'
Attendance: 6,054
Referee: Hajime Matsuo
Sagan Tosu2 – 0Shimizu S-Pulse
Toyoda   39'
Mizunuma   76'
Attendance: 5,231
Referee: Koichiro Fukushima

Kashima Antlers3 – 0Shimizu S-Pulse
Doi   16'
Akasaki   26'
Endo   90+3'
[Report]
Attendance: 10,667
Referee: Kenji Ogiya
FC Tokyo0 – 2Sagan Tosu
Yasuda   44'
Ikeda   57'
Vissel Kobe2 – 1Vegalta Sendai
Morioka   1'
Pedro Jùnior   90+3'
Fujimura   37'

Group BEdit

Tokushima Vortis1 – 3Albirex Niigata
Douglas   87' Report Suzuki   16'24'
Tanaka   73'
Nagoya Grampus0 – 1Ventforet Kofu
Report Cristiano   30'
Kashiwa Reysol2 – 1Urawa Red Diamonds
Tanaka   43' (pen.)
Watanabe   79'
Report Umesaki   17'

Ventforet Kofu1 – 1Kashiwa Reysol
Cristiano   84' Leandro Domingues   3'
Attendance: 6,174
Referee: Yosuke Kubota
Albirex Niigata3 – 3Nagoya Grampus
Kim Jin-Su   17'
Tanaka   29'
Koizumi   89'
Tulio   49'
Yada   51'
Ogawa   60'
Attendance: 8,505
Referee: Kazuyoshi Enomoto
Urawa Red Diamonds2 – 1Omiya Ardija
Lee   16'
Aoki   87'
Hashimoto   30'
Attendance: 20,697
Referee: Tierney Paul

Omiya Ardija1 – 1Kashiwa Reysol
Hashimoto   37' Hashimoto   55'
Attendance: 5,082
Referee: Kenji Ogiya
Albirex Niigata1 – 0Ventforet Kofu
Suzuki   90+3'
Attendance: 7,765
Referee: Masaaki Iemoto
Urawa Red Diamonds4 – 3Tokushima Vortis
Sakano   32'
Yajima   50'
Kinoshita   85' (o.g.)
Hamada   90+1'
Kubota   19'
Kogure   61'
Douglas   68'
Attendance: 16,294
Referee: Nobutsugu Murakami

Omiya Ardija0 – 2Nagoya Grampus
Tanaka   61'
Yano   83'
Attendance: 4,681
Referee: Hiroyoshi Takayama
Kashiwa Reysol3 – 0Albirex Niigata
Tanaka   9'
Barada   34'
Watanabe   58'
Attendance: 5,517
Referee: Koichiro Fukushima
Tokushima Vortis1 – 4Ventforet Kofu
Osaki   25' (pen.) Mizuno   5'45+3'
Cristiano   20'
Fukuda   90'
Attendance: 3,574
Referee: Yosuke Kubota

Ventforet Kofu3 – 0Omiya Ardija
Cristiano   34'44'
Kawamoto   90+2'
Attendance: 7,534
Referee: Hiroyuki Kimura
Albirex Niigata0 – 1Urawa Red Diamonds
Ono   88' (o.g.)
Attendance: 15,965
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida
Nagoya Grampus2 – 1Tokushima Vortis
Tamada   28'
Ogawa   47'
Kim Jong-min   26'
Attendance: 11,579
Referee: Akihiko Ikeuchi

Ventforet Kofu1 – 2Urawa Red Diamonds
Cristiano   53' Nasu   8'
Umesaki   74'
Attendance: 9,074
Referee: Takuto Okabe
Nagoya Grampus1 – 0Kashiwa Reysol
Tulio   85'
Attendance: 5,941
Referee: Kenji Ogiya
Tokushima Vortis1 – 1Omiya Ardija
Hamada   52' Kikuchi   85'
Attendance: 3,956
Referee: Ryuji Sato

Urawa Red Diamonds5 – 2Nagoya Grampus
Kashiwagi   18'
Lee   40'76'
Makino   60'
Sekiguchi   88'
Nagai   23'
Matsuda   72'
Attendance: 33,837
Referee: Junpei Iida
Omiya Ardija0 – 0Albirex Niigata
Kashiwa Reysol4 – 1Tokushima Vortis
Tanaka   40' (pen.)
Kudo   45'54'
Leandro   67'
Osaki   83'

Knock-out stageEdit

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                             
Urawa Red Diamonds 0 2 2  
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0 2 2  
  Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2 1 3  
  Kashiwa Reysol 0 2 2  
Kashiwa Reysol 2 3 5
  Yokohama F. Marinos 1 1 2  
    Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2
  Gamba Osaka 3
  Kawasaki Frontale 3 2 5  
Cerezo Osaka 1 3 4  
  Kawasaki Frontale 1 3 4
  Gamba Osaka 3 2 5  
Gamba Osaka 1 3 4
  Vissel Kobe 1 0 1  

Quarter-finalsEdit

First legEdit

Sanfrecce Hiroshima0 – 0Urawa Red Diamonds
Attendance: 6,718

Yokohama F. Marinos1 – 2Kashiwa Reysol
Nakamachi   65' Leandro   63'
Kudo   74'
Attendance: 6,237
Referee: Junpei Iida

Cerezo Osaka1 – 3Kawasaki Frontale
Minamino   33' Oshima   7'
Moriya   67'
Renato   71' (pen.)
Attendance: 5,734

Vissel Kobe1 – 1Gamba Osaka
Marquinhos   64' Usami   11'

Second legEdit


Urawa Red Diamonds2 – 2Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Abe   34'
Makino   71'
Notsuda   39'
Sato   48'
Attendance: 17,645

2-2 on aggregate. Sanfrecce Hiroshima won on away goals


Kashiwa Reysol3 – 1Yokohama F. Marinos
Kudo   31'
Leandro   64'
Eduardo   82'
Nakazawa   23'

Kashiwa Reysol won 5–2 on aggregate.


Kawasaki Frontale2 – 3Cerezo Osaka
Renato   35'
Ōkubo   58'
Hasegawa   37'75'
Minamino   90+1'

Kawasaki Frontale won 5–4 on aggregate.


Gamba Osaka3 – 0Vissel Kobe
Abe   2'
Usami   28'
Kurata  83'
Attendance: 11,294

Gamba Osaka won 4–1 on aggregate.


Semi-finalsEdit

First legEdit

Sanfrecce Hiroshima2 – 0Kashiwa Reysol
Sato   41'50'
Attendance: 5,516
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida

Gamba Osaka3 – 1Kawasaki Frontale
Yonekura   16'
Usami   28'
Patric   49'
  90+2' Tanaka
Attendance: 5,482
Referee: Jumpei Iida

Second legEdit

Kashiwa Reysol2 – 1Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Leandro   38'51' Ishihara   74'

Sanfrecce Hiroshima won 3–2 on aggregate.


Kawasaki Frontale3 – 2Gamba Osaka
Ōkubo   9'
Jeci   45+3'
Moriya   51'
Abe   42'45'
Attendance: 16,211
Referee: Minoru Tōjō

Gamba Osaka won 5-4 on aggregate.


FinalEdit

Sanfrecce Hiroshima2 – 3Gamba Osaka
Sato   20'35' Patric   38'54'
Omori   71'
Attendance: 38,126

GoalscorersEdit

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1   Cristiano Ventforet Kofu
6
T2   Edu FC Tokyo
4
  Masato Kudo Kashiwa Reysol
4
  Leandro Kashiwa Reysol
4
  Milivoje Novaković Shimizu S-Pulse
4
  Takashi Usami Gamba Osaka
4
T7   Tadanari Lee Urawa Red Diamonds
3
  Musashi Suzuki Albirex Niigata
3
  Junya Tanaka Kashiwa Reysol[2]
3
  Marcus Tulio Tanaka Nagoya Grampus
3

Updated to games played on 7 September 2014
Names of players in bold are still active.
Source: [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2014 J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup - League Table". J.League Official Website. Archived from the original on 2014-05-24. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  2. ^ Transferred to Sporting Clube de Portugal after the group stage.

See alsoEdit