2015 Suruga Bank Championship

The 2015 Suruga Bank Championship (Japanese: スルガ銀行チャンピオンシップ2015; Spanish: Copa Suruga Bank 2015) was the eighth edition of the Suruga Bank Championship, the club football match co-organized by the Japan Football Association, the football governing body of Japan, CONMEBOL, the football governing body of South America, and J. League, the professional football league of Japan, between the winners of the previous season's J. League Cup and Copa Sudamericana.

2015 Suruga Bank Championship
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Osaka Expo '70 Stadium in Suita, Japan hosted the match
Date11 August 2015
VenueOsaka Expo '70 Stadium, Suita
RefereeTan Hai (China)
Attendance12,722
WeatherClear
29.7 °C (85.5 °F)
58% humidity
2014
2016

The match was contested between Japanese team Gamba Osaka, the 2014 J. League Cup winners, and Argentine team River Plate, the 2014 Copa Sudamericana winners. It was hosted by Gamba Osaka at the Osaka Expo '70 Stadium in Suita on 11 August 2015.[1]

River Plate won the match 3–0 to win their third international club title in 2015, after the 2015 Recopa Sudamericana and the 2015 Copa Libertadores (where they played in the finals less than a week before), and also became the first South American team to win this competition since 2009.[2]

TeamsEdit

Team Association / Confederation Qualification Previous appearances
  Gamba Osaka Japan Football Association 2014 J. League Cup winners 1 (2008)
  River Plate CONMEBOL 2014 Copa Sudamericana winners None

FormatEdit

The Suruga Bank Championship was played as a single match, with the J. League Cup winner hosting the match. If the score was tied at the end of regulation, a penalty shoot-out was used to determine the winner (no extra time was played). A maximum of seven substitutions could be made during the match.

MatchEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gamba Osaka
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
River Plate
GK 18   Yōsuke Fujigaya
DF 6   Kim Jung-ya   41'
DF 8   Keisuke Iwashita   44'
DF 15   Yasuyuki Konno
DF 22   Oh Jae-suk   83'
MF 7   Yasuhito Endō (c)
MF 17   Tomokazu Myojin   46'
MF 19   Kotaro Omori   55'
MF 21   Yōsuke Ideguchi
FW 9   Lins   64'
FW 29   Patric   71'
Substitutes:
GK 16   Ken Tajiri
DF 3   Takaharu Nishino
DF 4   Hiroki Fujiharu   46'
MF 10   Takahiro Futagawa   55'
MF 11   Shu Kurata   57'   41'
MF 13   Hiroyuki Abe   64'
FW 20   Shun Nagasawa
FW 24   Shingo Akamine   71'
FW 30   Sou Hirao   83'
Manager:
  Kenta Hasegawa
GK 1   Marcelo Barovero (c)
DF 25   Gabriel Mercado
DF 2   Jonathan Maidana
DF 6   Ramiro Funes Mori
DF 21   Leonel Vangioni
MF 8   Carlos Sánchez   78'
MF 23   Leonardo Ponzio   52'
MF 5   Matías Kranevitter
MF 16   Nicolás Bertolo   52'
FW 22   Sebastián Driussi   52'
FW 29   Javier Saviola   64'
Substitutes:
GK 26   Julio Chiarini
DF 3   Éder Álvarez Balanta
MF 18   Camilo Mayada   78'
MF 14   Augusto Solari
MF 15   Leonardo Pisculichi   52'
MF 27   Lucho González   64'
MF 10   Gonzalo Martínez   52'
FW 17   Lucas Boyé
FW 19   Tabaré Viúdez   52'
Manager:
  Marcelo Gallardo

Assistant referees:
Mu Yuxin (China)
Huo Weiming (China)
Fourth official:
Hiroyuki Kimura (Japan)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2015年8月11日(火)万博記念競技場で開催決定 スルガ銀行チャンピオンシップ2015OSAKA Jリーグヤマザキナビスコカップ/コパ・トタル・スダメリカーナ 王者決定戦 (in Japanese). Japan Football Association. 16 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Copa Suruga Bank: River Plate derrotó 3 a 0 al Gamba Osaka y es el nuevo campeón" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. 11 August 2015.

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