2017 J.League Cup

The 2017 J.League Cup (2017 Jリーグカップ), or officially the 2017 J.League YBC Levain (2017 JリーグYBCルヴァンカップ), was the 42nd edition of the most prestigious Japanese football league cup tournament and the 25th edition under the current J.League Cup format.

2017 J.League Cup
2017 JリーグYBCルヴァンカップ
Country Japan
Dates15 March – 4 November 2017
Teams18
ChampionsCerezo Osaka
Runners-upKawasaki Frontale
Matches played59
Goals scored157 (2.66 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Crislan (5 goals)
2016
2018

FormatEdit

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Teams from the J.League Division 1 will take part in the tournament. Teams that qualified for 2017 AFC Champions League group stage (3 or 4 teams: later confirmed as Gamba Osaka, Kashima Antlers, Kawasaki Frontale and Urawa Red Diamonds) were given byes to the quarter-finals. The remaining teams (14 or 15 teams) started from the group stage, where they were divided into two groups of 7 or 8 teams. The group winners of each group were to qualify for the quarter-finals. The remained quarter-finalists (2 or 3 teams) were to be the winners of the play-off of the following two-legged ties:

  • If 3 teams automatically qualified for the quarter-finals due to the participation in AFC Champions League:
    • Group A runners-up v. Group B fourth place
    • Group A third place v. Group B third place
    • Group A fourth place v. Group B runners-up
  • If 4 teams automatically qualified for the quarter-finals due to the participation in AFC Champions League:
    • Group A runners-up v. Group B third place
    • Group A third place v. Group B runners-up

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

StandingsEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Vegalta Sendai 6 4 1 1 10 10 0 13
FC Tokyo 6 4 0 2 14 8 +6 12
Consadole Sapporo 6 3 1 2 7 5 +2 10
Júbilo Iwata 6 3 0 3 10 10 0 9
Omiya Ardija 6 2 2 2 11 8 +3 8
Kashiwa Reysol 6 1 2 3 4 6 −2 5
Shimizu S-Pulse 6 1 0 5 5 14 −9 3
Source: [2]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARD REY TOK VEG JÚB CON SSP
Omiya Ardija 0–0 1–2 4–0
Kashiwa Reysol 0–1 1–2 1–0
FC Tokyo 4–3 6–0 1–0
Vegalta Sendai 1–1 2–0 3–1
Júbilo Iwata 1–2 3–1 0–2
Consadole Sapporo 1–1 2–1 1–2
Shimizu S-Pulse 2–1 2–4 0–1
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group BEdit

StandingsEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Vissel Kobe 6 5 0 1 10 3 +7 15
Cerezo Osaka 6 4 2 0 9 4 +5 14
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 6 3 1 2 5 6 −1 10
Yokohama F. Marinos 6 3 0 3 8 8 0 9
Ventforet Kofu 6 1 2 3 5 6 −1 5
Sagan Tosu 6 1 2 3 10 12 −2 5
Albirex Niigata 6 0 1 5 3 11 −8 1
Source: [2]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away SFR VIS YMA SAG VEN ALB CER
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1–0 0–0 0–1
Vissel Kobe 4–1 1–0 2–1
Yokohama F. Marinos 1–2 0–2 4–1
Sagan Tosu 1–2 2–2 4–4
Ventforet Kofu 0–1 2–3 0–0
Albirex Niigata 0–1 0–1 0–2
Cerezo Osaka 1–0 2–0 1–0
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-off stageEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Consadole Sapporo 0–3 Cerezo Osaka 0–2 0–1
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0–2 FC Tokyo 0–1 0–1

Quarter-FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cerezo Osaka 2–2 (a) Urawa Red Diamonds 0–0 2–2
Kawasaki Frontale 7–1 FC Tokyo 2–0 5–1
Vegalta Sendai 5–4 Kashima Antlers 3–1 2–3
Vissel Kobe 0–2 Gamba Osaka 0–0 0–2

Semi-FinalsEdit

First legEdit

4 October 2017 (2017-10-04) Cerezo Osaka 2–2 Gamba Osaka Yanmar Stadium Nagai, Osaka
19:03 Ricardo Santos   23'
Kimoto   81'
  16' Akasaki
  86' Ide
Attendance: 21,800
Referee: M. Tōjō

4 October 2017 (2017-10-04) Vegalta Sendai 3–2 Kawasaki Frontale Yurtec Stadium Sendai, Sendai
19:04 Ishihara   24'
Crislan   33'45+1(pen.)'
  72' Nara
  90+4' Chinen
Attendance: 8,382
Referee: T. Okabe

Second legEdit

8 October 2017 (2017-10-08) Gamba Osaka 1–2 Cerezo Osaka Suita City Football Stadium, Suita
14:03 Izumisawa   60'   15' Kakitani
  90+5' Kimoto
Attendance: 31,578
Referee: N. Murakami

8 October 2017 (2017-10-08) Kawasaki Frontale 3–1 Vegalta Sendai Todoroki Athletics Stadium, Kawasaki
15:04 Miyoshi   29'49'
Hasegawa   90'
  59' Nakano Attendance: 22,385
Referee: M. Toma

FinalEdit

4 November 2017 (2017-11-04) Cerezo Osaka 2–0 Kawasaki Frontale Saitama
13:05 UCT+9 Sugimoto   1'
Souza   90+2'
Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002
Attendance: 53,452
Referee: Y. Nishimura

Top scorersEdit

As of match played 4 November 2017.[3]
Rank Player Club Goals
1
  Crislan Vegalta Sendai
5
2
  Koki Ogawa Júbilo Iwata
4
  Junya Tanaka Vissel Kobe
  Ricardo Santos Cerezo Osaka

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017JリーグYBCルヴァンカップ 大会方式および試合方式について" [Tournament/matches format of 2017 J.League YBC Levain Cup]. J.League. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "2017 J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup - League Table". J.League Official Website.
  3. ^ https://www.jleague.jp/en/stats/goal.html?s=YLC

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