2007 J. League Cup

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The 2007 edition of the J. League Cup sponsored by Nabisco began on March 21 with reigning champions JEF United seeking to claim their 3rd successive crown. This would equal the record set by Verdy Kawasaki when the competition began in 1992. The top 4 teams of each qualifying group automatically qualified for the quarter-finals with the best two remaining runners-up. Both Kawasaki Frontale and Urawa Red Diamonds were exempt from competing in the group stage, due to their entry into the Asian Champions League. They were therefore entered into the quarter-final stage which begins in the summer.

The final was on November 3 at the Tokyo National Stadium. The winners were Gamba Osaka, beating Kawasaki Frontale in the final 1-0 to claim its first J. League Cup championship. They qualified for the 2008 Pan-Pacific Championship and the 2008 Suruga Bank Championship.

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 12 6 4 0 2 6 5 +1
Gamba Osaka 10 6 3 1 2 10 6 +4
JEF United Chiba 9 6 3 0 3 7 5 +2
Vissel Kobe 4 6 1 1 4 6 13 −7
March 21, 2007
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0 – 3 Gamba Osaka
Vissel Kobe 1 – 4 JEF United
March 25, 2007
Gamba Osaka 2 – 2 Vissel Kobe
JEF United 2 – 1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
April 4, 2007
Gamba Osaka 0 – 1 JEF United
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2 – 0 Vissel Kobe
April 11, 2007
JEF United 0 – 1 Gamba Osaka
Vissel Kobe 0 – 1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
May 9, 2007
Gamba Osaka 0 – 1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
JEF United 0 – 1 Vissel Kobe
May 23, 2007
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 – 0 JEF United
Vissel Kobe 2 – 4 Gamba Osaka

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Yokohama Marinos 8 6 2 2 2 8 7 +1
Shimizu S-Pulse 8 6 2 2 2 8 7 +1
Kashiwa Reysol 8 6 2 2 2 6 6 0
Omiya Ardija 8 6 2 2 2 5 7 −2
March 21, 2007
Kashiwa Reysol 2 – 1 Shimizu S-Pulse
Yokohama F-Marinos 0 – 1 Omiya Ardija
March 25, 2007
Omiya Ardija 2 – 1 Kashiwa Reysol
Shimizu S-Pulse 2 – 2 Yokohama F-Marinos
April 4, 2007
Kashiwa Reysol 0 – 0 Omiya Ardija
Yokohama F-Marinos 2 – 0 Shimizu S-Pulse
April 11, 2007
Omiya Ardija 1 – 1 Yokohama F-Marinos
Shimizu S-Pulse 0 – 0 Kashiwa Reysol
May 9, 2007
Yokohama F-Marinos 3 – 0 Kashiwa Reysol
Omiya Ardija 1 – 2 Shimizu S-Pulse
May 23, 2007
Kashiwa Reysol 3 – 0 Yokohama F-Marinos
Shimizu S-Pulse 3 – 0 Omiya Ardija

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
FC Tokyo 10 6 3 1 2 7 7 0
Yokohama FC 9 6 3 0 3 6 5 +1
Oita Trinita 9 6 3 0 3 6 6 0
Júbilo Iwata 7 6 2 1 3 7 8 −1
March 21, 2007
Oita Trinita 1 – 0 Yokohama FC
Jubilo Iwata 2 – 2 FC Tokyo
March 25, 2007
FC Tokyo 0 – 2 Oita Trinita
Yokohama FC 2 – 0 Jubilo Iwata
April 4, 2007
Jubilo Iwata 0 – 1 Yokohama FC
Oita Trinita 0 – 1 FC Tokyo
April 11, 2007
FC Tokyo 2 – 1 Jubilo Iwata
Yokohama FC 1 – 2 Oita Trinita
May 9, 2007
Jubilo Iwata 1 – 0 Oita Trinita
FC Tokyo 0 – 1 Yokohama FC
May 23, 2007
Oita Trinita 1 – 3 Jubilo Iwata
Yokohama FC 1 – 2 FC Tokyo

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Kashima Antlers 12 6 4 0 2 12 7 +5
Ventforet Kofu 10 6 3 1 2 5 6 −1
Albirex Niigata 9 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2
Nagoya Grampus Eight 2 6 0 2 4 5 11 −6
March 21, 2007
Ventforet Kofu 2 – 1 Nagoya Grampus Eight
Albirex Niigata 3 – 1 Kashima Antlers
March 25, 2007
Kashima Antlers 2 – 1 Albirex Niigata
Nagoya Grampus Eight 0 – 1 Ventforet Kofu
April 4, 2007
Kashima Antlers 0 – 1 Ventforet Kofu
Nagoya Grampus Eight 2 – 2 Albirex Niigata
April 11, 2007
Kashima Antlers 2 – 1 Nagoya Grampus Eight
Albirex Niigata 2 – 1 Ventforet Kofu
May 9, 2007
Nagoya Grampus Eight 1 – 4 Kashima Antlers
Ventforet Kofu 0 – 0 Albirex Niigata
May 23, 2007
Ventforet Kofu 0 – 3 Kashima Antlers
Albirex Niigata 0 – 0 Nagoya Grampus Eight

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter finals[edit]

Match Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
A Urawa Red Diamonds 3-6 Gamba Osaka 1-1 2-5
B Ventforet Kofu 5-6 Kawasaki Frontale 3-2 2-4
C Yokohama F. Marinos 4-3 F.C. Tokyo 0-1 4-2
D Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-3 Kashima Antlers 1-0 1-3

Semi finals[edit]

Semifinals Match#1[edit]

Gamba Osaka and Kashima Antlers ties on the aggregate with 3 – 3; Gamba Osaka advance to the final on away goal rule.


October 10, 2007
19:00
Gamba Osaka 1 – 0 Kashima Antlers
Endo Goal 57' Report
Osaka Expo '70 Stadium, Suita
Attendance: 8,157
Referee: Joji Kashihara

October 13, 2007
15:00
Kashima Antlers 3 – 2 Gamba Osaka
Motoyama Goal 41', Goal 44'
Ogasawara Goal 51'
Report Goal 49' Bando
Goal 66' Sidiclei
Kashima Soccer Stadium, Kashima
Attendance: 16,279
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura

Semifinals Match#2[edit]

Kawasaki Frontale advances to the final on aggregate score of 6 – 3.


October 10, 2007
19:00
Yokohama F. Marinos 1 – 2 Kawasaki Frontale
Yamase Goal 47' Official Report Goal 8', Goal 59' Juninho
Nissan Stadium, Yokohama
Attendance: 11,181
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

October 13, 2007
15:00
Kawasaki Frontale 4 – 2 Yokohama F. Marinos
Ito Goal 20'
Jong Tae-Se Goal 23'
Juninho Goal 35'
Kurotsu Goal 89'
Official Report Goal 7' Ōshima
Goal 37' Sakata
Todoroki Stadium, Kawasaki
Attendance: 15,948
Referee: Masayoshi Okada

Final[edit]


November 3, 2007
13:39
Kawasaki Frontale 0 – 1 Gamba Osaka
Official Report Goal 55' Yasuda
National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 41,569
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida

Awards[edit]

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