2022 J.League Cup

The 2022 J.League Cup, known as the 2022 J.League YBC Levain Cup (Japanese: 2022 JリーグYBCルヴァンカップ) for sponsorship reasons, was the 30th edition of J.League Cup, a Japanese association football cup competition. It began on 23 February 2022 and ended on 22 October that year.[1]

2022 J.League Cup
2022 JリーグYBCルヴァンカップ
CountryJapan
Dates23 February – 22 October
Teams16 (group stage)
20 (total)
ChampionsSanfrecce Hiroshima (1st title)
Runners-upCerezo Osaka
Matches played69
Goals scored198 (2.87 per match)
Attendance433,731 (6,286 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Brazil Júnior Santos (6 goals)
2021
2023

Nagoya Grampus were the cup holders, having won their first title in 2021. They were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Urawa Red Diamonds.

FormatEdit

All 18 teams in the 2022 J1 League participated as well as the top two relegated teams from the 2021 league. Four clubs involved in the 2022 AFC Champions League received byes for the group and play-off stages: Kawasaki Frontale, Yokohama F. Marinos, Vissel Kobe, and Urawa Red Diamonds.

Sixteen teams played in the group stage. They were divided into four groups of four teams by their finish on the 2021 J1 and J2 Leagues (parenthesized below).

ScheduleEdit

Stage Round Date[1]
Group stage Matchday 1 23 February 2022
Matchday 2 2 March 2022
Matchday 3 26 March 2022
Matchday 4 13 April 2022
Matchday 5 23 April 2022
Matchday 6 18 May 2022
Play-off stage 4 June 2022 (first leg)
11 June 2022 (second leg)
Prime stage
Quarter-finals 3 August 2022 (first leg)
10 August 2022 (second leg)
Semi-finals 21 September 2022 (first leg)
25 September 2022 (second leg)
Final 22 October 2022

Group stageEdit

Each group were played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. Each match were played in 90 minutes. Each team played six times, twice against each opponent at home and away.

All times listed are in Japan Standard Time (JST, UTC+9).

TiebreakersEdit

In the group stage, teams in a group were ranked by points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If the points were tied, the following tiebreakers were applied accordingly:[1]

  1. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  4. Away goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;

If more than two teams were tied, and applying all head-to-head criteria above remains a part of teams still tied, reapply the criteria above only for the tied teams.

  1. Goal difference in all group matches;
  2. Goals scored in all group matches;
  3. Penalty shoot-out if only two teams are tied and they meet in the last round of the group;
  4. Fewer disciplinary points;
  5. Drawing of lots.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Kashima Antlers 6 4 1 1 16 7 +9 13 Advance to play-off stage
2 Cerezo Osaka 6 3 2 1 14 9 +5 11
3 Gamba Osaka 6 1 2 3 8 12 −4 5
4 Oita Trinita 6 0 3 3 9 19 −10 3
Source: JLeague.co (EN), JLeague.jp (JA)
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
23 February 2022 (2022-02-23) Gamba Osaka 2–3 Cerezo Osaka Suita
14:03
  • Yamamoto   59'
  • Yanagisawa   74'
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Panasonic Stadium Suita
Attendance: 10,509
Referee: Akihiko Ikeuchi
2 March 2022 (2022-03-02) Kashima Antlers 0–1 Cerezo Osaka Kashima
19:03 JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Kitano   12' Stadium: Kashima Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 3,966
Referee: Takafumi Mikuriya
2 March 2022 (2022-03-02) Oita Trinita 2–2 Gamba Osaka Ōita
19:03 Nagasawa   11', 45+1' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Showa Denko Dome Oita
Attendance: 3,785
Referee: Hiroyuki Kimura
15 March 2022 (2022-03-15)[a] Oita Trinita 3–3 Kashima Antlers Ōita
19:03
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Showa Denko Dome Oita
Attendance: 2,938
Referee: Yudai Yamamoto
26 March 2022 (2022-03-26) Cerezo Osaka 6–1 Oita Trinita Osaka
14:03
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Koide   24' Stadium: Yodoko Sakura Stadium
Attendance: 4,846
Referee: Dai Matsumoto
26 March 2022 (2022-03-26) Kashima Antlers 4–1 Gamba Osaka Kashima
15:03
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Patric   4' Stadium: Kashima Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 6,260
Referee: Hayato Shimizu
13 April 2022 (2022-04-13) Gamba Osaka 2–0 Oita Trinita Suita
19:03
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Panasonic Stadium Suita
Attendance: 4,413
Referee: Masuya Ueda
13 April 2022 (2022-04-13) Cerezo Osaka 1–3 Kashima Antlers Osaka
19:03 Kitano   74' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Yodoko Sakura Stadium
Attendance: 4,969
Referee: Takuto Okabe
23 April 2022 (2022-04-23) Cerezo Osaka 0–0 Gamba Osaka Osaka
14:03 JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Yodoko Sakura Stadium
Attendance: 12,058
Referee: Yoshiro Imamura
23 April 2022 (2022-04-23) Kashima Antlers 3–0 Oita Trinita Kashima
15:03
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Kashima Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 6,548
Referee: Hiroki Kasahara
18 May 2022 (2022-05-18) Gamba Osaka 1–3 Kashima Antlers Suita
19:03 Miura   78' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Panasonic Stadium Suita
Attendance: 4,254
Referee: Jumpei Iida
18 May 2022 (2022-05-18) Oita Trinita 3–3 Cerezo Osaka Ōita
19:03
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Showa Denko Dome Oita
Attendance: 2,517
Referee: Koichiro Fukushima
  1. ^ Originally was to be held on 23 February 2022, the match was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the Oita Trinita squad.[2][3]

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 6 4 0 2 13 5 +8 12 Advance to play-off stage
2 Nagoya Grampus 6 3 1 2 6 4 +2 10
3 Shimizu S-Pulse 6 2 2 2 6 8 −2 8
4 Tokushima Vortis 6 1 1 4 5 13 −8 4
Source: JLeague.co (EN), JLeague.jp (JA)
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
23 February 2022 (2022-02-23) Nagoya Grampus 0–0 Shimizu S-Pulse Toyota
14:03 JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 8,285
Referee: Hiroyoshi Takayama
23 February 2022 (2022-02-23) Tokushima Vortis 0–3 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Naruto
14:03 JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Pocarisweat Stadium
Attendance: 2,632
Referee: Ryuji Sato
2 March 2022 (2022-03-02) Shimizu S-Pulse 1–1 Tokushima Vortis Shizuoka
19:03 Kamiya   70' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Bakenga   23' (pen.) Stadium: IAI Stadium Nihondaira
Attendance: 5,064
Referee: Tomohiro Inoue
2 March 2022 (2022-03-02) Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2–0 Nagoya Grampus Hiroshima
19:03
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Edion Stadium Hiroshima
Attendance: 1,870
Referee: Tetsuro Yoshida
26 March 2022 (2022-03-26) Nagoya Grampus 2–0 Tokushima Vortis Toyota
14:03
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 6,932
Referee: Koei Koya
26 March 2022 (2022-03-26) Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1–2 Shimizu S-Pulse Hiroshima
14:03 Sumiyoshi   63' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Edion Stadium Hiroshima
Attendance: 2,082
Referee: Koichiro Fukushima
13 April 2022 (2022-04-13) Tokushima Vortis 4–1 Shimizu S-Pulse Naruto
19:03
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Kuribara   90' Stadium: Pocarisweat Stadium
Attendance: 1,475
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura
13 April 2022 (2022-04-13) Nagoya Grampus 1–2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Toyota
19:33 Mateus   10' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 4,689
Referee: Koki Nagamine
23 April 2022 (2022-04-23) Shimizu S-Pulse 0–1 Nagoya Grampus Shizuoka
14:03 JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Kanazaki   67' (pen.) Stadium: IAI Stadium Nihondaira
Attendance: 7,688
Referee: Kazuyoshi Enomoto
23 April 2022 (2022-04-23) Sanfrecce Hiroshima 4–0 Tokushima Vortis Hiroshima
14:03
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Edion Stadium Hiroshima
Attendance: 5,218
Referee: Atsushi Kamimura
18 May 2022 (2022-05-18) Shimizu S-Pulse 2–1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima Shizuoka
19:03
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Nagai   62' Stadium: IAI Stadium Nihondaira
Attendance: 4,209
Referee: Keigo Sendachi
18 May 2022 (2022-05-18) Tokushima Vortis 0–2 Nagoya Grampus Naruto
19:03 JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Pocarisweat Stadium
Attendance: 2,296
Referee: Akihiko Ikeuchi

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Kyoto Sanga 6 3 1 2 8 11 −3 10 Advance to play-off stage
2 Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo 6 2 2 2 13 11 +2 8[a]
3 Kashiwa Reysol 6 2 2 2 9 8 +1 8[a]
4 Sagan Tosu 6 1 3 2 9 9 0 6
Source: JLeague.co (EN), JLeague.jp (JA)
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo 3, Kashiwa Reysol 3. Head-to-head goal difference: Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo 0, Kashiwa Reysol 0. Head-to-head goals scored: Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo 4, Kashiwa Reysol 4. Head-to-head away goals: Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo 3, Kashiwa Reysol 2.
23 February 2022 (2022-02-23) Kyoto Sanga 1–1 Kashiwa Reysol Kameoka
14:03 Kimura   6' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Maie   46' Stadium: Sanga Stadium by Kyocera
Attendance: 4,025
Referee: Hirokazu Otsubo
23 February 2022 (2022-02-23) Sagan Tosu 2–2 Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo Tosu
15:03
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Ekimae Real Estate Stadium
Attendance: 4,544
Referee: Tomohiro Inoue
2 March 2022 (2022-03-02) Kyoto Sanga 2–1 Sagan Tosu Kameoka
18:33
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Araki   86' Stadium: Sanga Stadium by Kyocera
Attendance: 2,511
Referee: Keigo Sendachi
2 March 2022 (2022-03-02) Kashiwa Reysol 2–3 Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo Kashiwa
19:03 Masukake   19', 24' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium
Attendance: 3,177
Referee: Hajime Matsuo
26 March 2022 (2022-03-26) Kashiwa Reysol 1–1 Sagan Tosu Kashiwa
15:03 Masukake   88' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Tashiro   62' Stadium: Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium
Attendance: 3,590
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura
13 April 2022 (2022-04-13) Kyoto Sanga 3–2 Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo Kameoka
18:33
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Sanga Stadium by Kyocera
Attendance: 2,894
Referee: Toru Kakinuma
13 April 2022 (2022-04-13) Sagan Tosu 1–3 Kashiwa Reysol Tosu
19:03 Honda   50' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Ekimae Real Estate Stadium
Attendance: 3,274
Referee: Hiroki Kasahara
20 April 2022 (2022-04-20)[a] Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo 4–1 Kyoto Sanga Sapporo
19:03
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Omae   54' Stadium: Sapporo Dome
Attendance: 3,627
Referee: Koki Nagamine
23 April 2022 (2022-04-23) Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo 1–2 Kashiwa Reysol Sapporo
13:03 Tučić   14' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Sávio   90+3', 90+4' Stadium: Sapporo Atsubetsu Stadium
Attendance: 4,450
Referee: Ryo Tanimoto
23 April 2022 (2022-04-23) Sagan Tosu 3–0 Kyoto Sanga Tosu
15:03
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Ekimae Real Estate Stadium
Attendance: 3,945
Referee: Yudai Yamamoto
18 May 2022 (2022-05-18) Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo 1–1 Sagan Tosu Sapporo
19:03 Nakamura   74' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Nishikawa   80' Stadium: Sapporo Dome
Attendance: 4,417
Referee: Hayato Shimizu
18 May 2022 (2022-05-18) Kashiwa Reysol 0–1 Kyoto Sanga Kashiwa
19:03 JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Omae   73' Stadium: Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium
Attendance: 3,289
Referee: Hiroki Kasahara
  1. ^ Originally was to be held on 26 March 2022, the match was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the Kyoto Sanga squad.[4][5]

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Shonan Bellmare 6 4 0 2 9 6 +3 12 Advance to play-off stage
2 Avispa Fukuoka 6 3 1 2 6 6 0 10
3 Júbilo Iwata 6 2 1 3 4 5 −1 7
4 FC Tokyo 6 1 2 3 4 6 −2 5
Source: JLeague.co (EN), JLeague.jp (JA)
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
23 February 2022 (2022-02-23) Shonan Bellmare 3–1 Avispa Fukuoka Hiratsuka
15:03
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Jogo   79' Stadium: Lemon Gas Stadium Hiratsuka
Attendance: 4,770
Referee: Takafumi Mikuriya
2 March 2022 (2022-03-02) Júbilo Iwata 0–1 Shonan Bellmare Iwata
19:03 JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Ikeda   43' Stadium: Yamaha Stadium
Attendance: 4,012
Referee: Yoshiro Imamura
2 March 2022 (2022-03-02) Avispa Fukuoka 1–0 FC Tokyo Fukuoka
19:03 Tanaka   22' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Best Denki Stadium
Attendance: 2,628
Referee: Futoshi Nakamura
15 March 2022 (2022-03-15)[a] FC Tokyo 0–0 Júbilo Iwata Chōfu
19:03 JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Ajinomoto Stadium
Attendance: 7,817
Referee: Takuto Okabe
26 March 2022 (2022-03-26) Júbilo Iwata 1–0 Avispa Fukuoka Iwata
14:03 Kaneko   53' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Yamaha Stadium
Attendance: 4,613
Referee: Yudai Yamamoto
26 March 2022 (2022-03-26) FC Tokyo 2–1 Shonan Bellmare Chōfu
15:03
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Ikeda   77' Stadium: Ajinomoto Stadium
Attendance: 6,829
Referee: Ryo Tanimoto
13 April 2022 (2022-04-13) Shonan Bellmare 2–1 FC Tokyo Hiratsuka
19:03
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Ogawa   50' Stadium: Lemon Gas Stadium Hiratsuka
Attendance: 3,920
Referee: Keigo Sendachi
13 April 2022 (2022-04-13) Avispa Fukuoka 2–1 Júbilo Iwata Fukuoka
19:03
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Matsumoto   66' Stadium: Best Denki Stadium
Attendance: 1,971
Referee: Takafumi Mikuriya
23 April 2022 (2022-04-23) Avispa Fukuoka 2–1 Shonan Bellmare Fukuoka
14:03
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Yamada   22' Stadium: Best Denki Stadium
Attendance: 2,619
Referee: Hajime Matsuo
23 April 2022 (2022-04-23) Júbilo Iwata 2–1 FC Tokyo Iwata
15:03
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Kajiura   55' Stadium: Yamaha Stadium
Attendance: 5,422
Referee: Tomohiro Inoue
18 May 2022 (2022-05-18) FC Tokyo 0–0 Avispa Fukuoka Chōfu
19:03 JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Ajinomoto Stadium
Attendance: 4,532
Referee: Tomohiro Inoue
18 May 2022 (2022-05-18) Shonan Bellmare 1–0 Júbilo Iwata Hiratsuka
19:03 Ikeda   54' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Stadium: Lemon Gas Stadium Hiratsuka
Attendance: 4,132
Referee: Yosuke Kubota
  1. ^ Originally was to be held on 23 February 2022, the match was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the FC Tokyo squad.[6][7]

Play-off stageEdit

SummaryEdit

The play-off stage was played as two-legged ties of two teams each. The away goals rule, an extra time (away goals rule not applied for the scores in the extra time), and a penalty shoot-out were used if needed.

The play-off stage was held over two legs; on 4 (first), and 11 June 2022 (second). All times listed are in Japan Standard Time (JST, UTC+9).

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Kashima Antlers 2–2 (a) Avispa Fukuoka 0–1 2–1
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 4–1 Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo 3–0 1–1
Kyoto Sanga 1–7 Nagoya Grampus 1–6 0–1
Shonan Bellmare 1–5 Cerezo Osaka 0–1 1–4

MatchesEdit

Avispa Fukuoka1–0Kashima Antlers
Yamagishi   23' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Attendance: 3,316
Kashima Antlers2–1Avispa Fukuoka
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Yamagishi   45+5'
Attendance: 9,085
Referee: Akihiko Ikeuchi

2–2 on aggregate. Avispa Fukuoka won on away goals.


Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo0–3Sanfrecce Hiroshima
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Attendance: 5,716
Referee: Tomohiro Inoue
Sanfrecce Hiroshima1–1Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo
Mitsuta   87' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Aoki   34'
Attendance: 4,669
Referee: Koichiro Fukushima

Sanfrecce Hiroshima won 4–1 on aggregate.


Nagoya Grampus6–1Kyoto Sanga
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Yamasaki   58'
Attendance: 5,234
Referee: Koei Koya
Kyoto Sanga0–1Nagoya Grampus
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Saitō   90+1'
Attendance: 5,831
Referee: Takuto Okabe

Nagoya Grampus won 7–1 on aggregate.


Cerezo Osaka1–0Shonan Bellmare
Toriumi   81' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Attendance: 6,246
Referee: Masuya Ueda
Shonan Bellmare1–4Cerezo Osaka
Machino   83' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Attendance: 4,301
Referee: Futoshi Nakamura

Cerezo Osaka won 5–1 on aggregate.

Quarter-finalsEdit

The quarter-finals were played between four play-off winners and four teams qualified for the 2022 AFC Champions League as two-legged ties of two teams each. The away goals rule, an extra time (away goals rule not applied for the scores in the extra time), and a penalty shoot-out were used if needed.

The quarter-finals were held over two legs; on 3 (first) and 10 August 2022 (second). All times listed are in Japan Standard Time (JST, UTC+9). The draw was held on 29 June.[8][9]

SummaryEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Urawa Red Diamonds 4–1 Nagoya Grampus 1–1 3–0
Kawasaki Frontale 3–3 (a) Cerezo Osaka 1–1 2–2
Yokohama F. Marinos 2–5 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3–1 1–2
Avispa Fukuoka 3–1 Vissel Kobe 1–2 1–0

MatchesEdit

Nagoya Grampus1–1Urawa Red Diamonds
Morishita   59' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Matsuo   36'
Attendance: 6,179
Referee: Ryo Tanimoto
Urawa Red Diamonds3–0Nagoya Grampus
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Attendance: 23,435

Urawa Red Diamonds won 4–1 on aggregate.


Cerezo Osaka1–1Kawasaki Frontale
Taggart   89' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Wakizaka   33'
Attendance: 9,998
Kawasaki Frontale2–2Cerezo Osaka
Marcinho   40', 53' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Attendance: 13,877
Referee: Takuto Okabe

3–3 on aggregate. Cerezo Osaka won on away goals.


Sanfrecce Hiroshima3–1Yokohama F. Marinos
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Léo Ceará   46'
Attendance: 5,650
Referee: Koichiro Fukushima
Yokohama F. Marinos1–2Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Ceará   22' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Attendance: 9,255
Referee: Hajime Matsuo

Sanfrecce Hiroshima won 5–2 on aggregate.


Vissel Kobe1–2Avispa Fukuoka
Osako   90+9' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Attendance: 5,647
Referee: Akihiko Ikeuchi
Avispa Fukuoka1–0Vissel Kobe
Lukian   43' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Attendance: 7,021
Referee: Futoshi Nakamura

Avispa Fukuoka won 3–1 on aggregate.

Semi-finalsEdit

The semi-finals were played between four quarter-final winners as two-legged ties of two teams each. The away goals rule, an extra time (away goals rule not applied for the scores in the extra time), and a penalty shoot-out would have been used if needed.

The semi-finals were held over two legs; on 21 (first) and 25 September 2022 (second). All times listed are in Japan Standard Time (JST, UTC+9). The draw was held on 10 August.[10][11]

SummaryEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Urawa Red Diamonds 1–5 Cerezo Osaka 1–1 0–4
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3–2 Avispa Fukuoka 2–3 0–0

MatchesEdit

Cerezo Osaka1–1Urawa Red Diamonds
Uejo   2' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Koizumi   53'
Attendance: 10,399
Referee: Hajime Matsuo
Urawa Red Diamonds0–4Cerezo Osaka
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Attendance: 26,899
Referee: Koichiro Fukushima

Cerezo Osaka won 5–1 on aggregate.


Avispa Fukuoka2–3Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Juanma   72', 90+4' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Attendance: 3,367
Referee: Yoshiro Imamura
Sanfrecce Hiroshima0–0Avispa Fukuoka
JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Attendance: 11,487
Referee: Hiroki Kasahara

Sanfrecce Hiroshima won 3–2 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

This was Cerezo Osaka's third J.League Cup final and was seeking their second J.League Cup title (fifth with JSL Cup). This was also Sanfrecce Hiroshima's third J.League Cup final, losing the previous two.

Cerezo Osaka1–2Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Kato   53' JLeague.co (EN)
JLeague.jp (JA)
Sotiriou   90+6' (pen.), 90+11'
Attendance: 39,608

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[12]
1   Júnior Santos Sanfrecce Hiroshima 6
2   Mutsuki Kato Cerezo Osaka 5
3   Masaki Ikeda Shonan Bellmare 4
  Yugo Masukake Kashiwa Reysol
  Taika Nakashima Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo
6   Juanma Avispa Fukuoka 3
  Sota Kitano Cerezo Osaka
  Lukian Avispa Fukuoka
  Mateus Nagoya Grampus
  Shun Nagasawa Oita Trinita
  Hirotaka Tameda Cerezo Osaka
  Ayase Ueda Kashima Antlers

ReferencesEdit

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