2014 J. League Cup

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2014 J. League Cup
Yamazaki Nabisco Cup
Country  Japan
Teams 18
Champions Gamba Osaka
Runners-up Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Matches played 55
Goals scored 169 (3.07 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Cristiano (6 goals)

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.

Format[edit]

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 stage[edit]

Standings[edit]

Results[edit]

All times are JST (UTC+9)

Group A[edit]

19 March 2014
Wednesday 19:03
Gamba Osaka 2 – 0 Vissel Kobe
Lins Goal 47'
A. Sato Goal 53'
Report
Osaka Expo '70 Stadium, Suita
Attendance: 8,378
Referee: Hajime Matsuo

19 March 2014
Wednesday 19:00
FC Tokyo 3 – 1 Kashima Antlers
Kawano Goal 8'
Ota Goal 10'
Mita Goal 71'
Report Motoyama Goal 72'
Ajinomoto Stadium, Chōfu
Attendance: 10,353
Referee: Nobutsugu Murakami

19 March 2014
Wednesday 19:03
Shimizu S-Pulse 4 – 0 Vegalta Sendai
Nagasawa Goal 21'
Omae Goal 32'
Novaković Goal 68'74'
Report

2 April 2014
Wednesday 19:03
Vegalta Sendai 1 – 1 FC Tokyo
Kamata Goal 62' Edu Goal 77' (pen.)
Yurtec Stadium Sendai, Sendai
Attendance: 7,094
Referee: Coote David

2 April 2014
Wednesday 19:00
Kashima Antlers 3 – 1 Sagan Tosu
Davi Goal 38'
Umebachi Goal 83'
Luís Alberto Goal 87'
Hayasaka Goal 22'
Kashima Soccer Stadium, Kashima
Attendance: 6,966
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura

2 April 2014
Wednesday 19:04
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 – 0 Gamba Osaka
Nagasawa Goal 33'
IAI Stadium Nihondaira, Shizuoka
Attendance: 8,033
Referee: Minoru Tojo

16 April 2014
Wednesday 19:04
Vegalta Sendai 1 – 2 Kashima Antlers
Muto Goal 60' Nozawa Goal 41'
Akasaki Goal 83'
Yurtec Stadium Sendai, Sendai
Attendance: 7,583
Referee: Takuya Maeda

16 April 2014
Wednesday 19:04
Vissel Kobe 0 – 3 FC Tokyo
Muto Goal 35'
Edu Goal 48'
Hirayama Goal 89'
Noevir Stadium Kobe, Hyōgo-ku, Kobe
Attendance: 6,455
Referee: Yudai Yamamoto

16 April 2014
Wednesday 19:00
Sagan Tosu 0 – 2 Gamba Osaka
Omori Goal 34'
Ogawa Goal 73'
Best Amenity Stadium, Tosu
Attendance: 4,972
Referee: Yoshiro Imamura

21 May 2014
Wednesday 19:00
FC Tokyo 2 – 3 Shimizu S-Pulse
Edu Goal 18'87' T. Takagi Goal 8'
Omae Goal 21'
Novaković Goal 57'
Ajinomoto Stadium, Chofu, Tokyo
Attendance: 8,749
Referee: Kazuyoshi Enomoto

21 May 2014
Wednesday 19:03
Gamba Osaka 2 – 1 Kashima Antlers
Kurata Goal 4'
Yonekura Goal 80'
Davi Goal 72'
Osaka Expo '70 Stadium, Suita
Attendance: 8,103
Referee: Yoshiro Imamura

21 May 2014
Wednesday 19:04
Vissel Kobe 3 – 2 Sagan Tosu
Matsumura Goal 42'
Marquinhos Goal 54'
Morioka Goal 90+3'
Bando Goal 89'90+4'
Noevir Stadium Kobe, Hyōgo-ku, Kobe
Attendance: 3,850
Referee: Takuto Okabe

24 May 2014
Saturday 14:04
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 – 2 Vissel Kobe
Novaković Goal 63' Jung Woo-young Goal 33'
Iwanami Goal 87'
IAI Stadium Nihondaira, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka
Attendance: 11,815
Referee: Itaru Hirose

24 May 2014
Saturday 15:00
Sagan Tosu 2 – 0 Vegalta Sendai
Taniguchi Goal 32' (pen.)
Kiyotake Goal 57'
Saga Athletic Stadium, Saga
Attendance: 4,097
Referee: Futoshi Nakamura

24 May 2014
Saturday 16:04
Gamba Osaka 3 – 1 FC Tokyo
Usami Goal 16'53'
Nishino Goal 68'
Tokunaga Goal 33'
Osaka Expo '70 Stadium, Suita
Attendance: 12,818
Referee: Raczkowski Pawel

28 May 2014
Wednesday 19:03
Vegalta Sendai 1 – 0 Gamba Osaka
Akamine Goal 66'
Yurtec Stadium Sendai, Sendai
Attendance: 7,965
Referee: Hiroyuki Kimura

28 May 2014
Wednesday 19:00
Kashima Antlers 0 – 3 Vissel Kobe
Sugiura Goal 9'
Oya Goal 57'
Hashimoto Goal 75'
Kashima Soccer Stadium, Kashima
Attendance: 6,054
Referee: Hajime Matsuo

28 May 2014
Wednesday 19:00
Sagan Tosu 2 – 0 Shimizu S-Pulse
Toyoda Goal 39'
Mizunuma Goal 76'
Saga Athletic Stadium, Saga
Attendance: 5,231
Referee: Koichiro Fukushima

1 June 2014
Sunday 15:00
Kashima Antlers 3 – 0 Shimizu S-Pulse
Doi Goal 16'
Akasaki Goal 26'
Endo Goal 90+3'
[Report]
Kashima Soccer Stadium, Kashima
Attendance: 10,667
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

1 June 2014
Sunday 15:00
FC Tokyo 0 – 2 Sagan Tosu
Yasuda Goal 44'
Ikeda Goal 57'
Ajinomoto Stadium, Chofu, Tokyo
Attendance: 12,600
Referee: Masaaki Ikemoto

1 June 2014
Sunday 15:00
Vissel Kobe 2 – 1 Vegalta Sendai
Morioka Goal 1'
Pedro Jùnior Goal 90+3'
Fujimura Goal 37'

Group B[edit]

19 March 2014
Wednesday 19:01
Tokushima Vortis 1 – 3 Albirex Niigata
Douglas Goal 87' Report Suzuki Goal 16'24'
Tanaka Goal 73'
Pocarisweat Stadium, Naruto
Attendance: 4,234
Referee: Hiroyoshi Takayama

19 March 2014
Wednesday 19:04
Nagoya Grampus 0 – 1 Ventforet Kofu
Report Cristiano Goal 30'

19 March 2014
Wednesday 19:04
Kashiwa Reysol 2 – 1 Urawa Red Diamonds
Tanaka Goal 43' (pen.)
Watanabe Goal 79'
Report Umesaki Goal 17'

2 April 2014
Wednesday 19:03
Ventforet Kofu 1 – 1 Kashiwa Reysol
Cristiano Goal 84' Leandro Domingues Goal 3'
Yamanashi Chuo Bank Stadium, Kōfu, Yamanashi
Attendance: 6,174
Referee: Yosuke Kubota

2 April 2014
Wednesday 19:00
Albirex Niigata 3 – 3 Nagoya Grampus
Kim Jin-Su Goal 17'
Tanaka Goal 29'
Koizumi Goal 89'
Tulio Goal 49'
Yada Goal 51'
Ogawa Goal 60'
Denka Big Swan Stadium, Niigata
Attendance: 8,505
Referee: Kazuyoshi Enomoto

2 April 2014
Wednesday 19:31
Urawa Red Diamonds 2 – 1 Omiya Ardija
Lee Goal 16'
Aoki Goal 87'
Hashimoto Goal 30'
Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
Attendance: 20,697
Referee: Tierney Paul

16 April 2014
Wednesday 19:02
Omiya Ardija 1 – 1 Kashiwa Reysol
Hashimoto Goal 37' Hashimoto Goal 55'
Nack5 Stadium Omiya, Ōmiya-ku, Saitama
Attendance: 5,082
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

16 April 2014
Wednesday 19:00
Albirex Niigata 1 – 0 Ventforet Kofu
Suzuki Goal 90+3'
Denka Big Swan Stadium, Niigata
Attendance: 7,765
Referee: Masaaki Iemoto

16 April 2014
Wednesday 19:30
Urawa Red Diamonds 4 – 3 Tokushima Vortis
Sakano Goal 32'
Yajima Goal 50'
Kinoshita Goal 85' (o.g.)
Hamada Goal 90+1'
Kubota Goal 19'
Kogure Goal 61'
Douglas Goal 68'
Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
Attendance: 16,294
Referee: Nobutsugu Murakami

21 May 2014
Wednesday 19:02
Omiya Ardija 0 – 2 Nagoya Grampus
Tanaka Goal 61'
Yano Goal 83'
Nack5 Stadium Omiya, Ōmiya-ku, Saitama
Attendance: 4,681
Referee: Hiroyoshi Takayama

21 May 2014
Wednesday 19:04
Kashiwa Reysol 3 – 0 Albirex Niigata
Tanaka Goal 9'
Barada Goal 34'
Watanabe Goal 58'
Hitachi Kashiwa Soccer Stadium, Kashiwa
Attendance: 5,517
Referee: Koichiro Fukushima

21 May 2014
Wednesday 19:01
Tokushima Vortis 1 – 4 Ventforet Kofu
Osaki Goal 25' (pen.) Mizuno Goal 5'45+3'
Cristiano Goal 20'
Fukuda Goal 90'
Pocarisweat Stadium, Naruto, Tokushima
Attendance: 3,574
Referee: Yosuke Kubota

24 May 2014
Saturday 14:03
Ventforet Kofu 3 – 0 Omiya Ardija
Cristiano Goal 34'44'
Kawamoto Goal 90+2'
Yamanashi Chuo Bank Stadium, Kōfu
Attendance: 7,534
Referee: Hiroyuki Kimura

24 May 2014
Saturday 14:01
Albirex Niigata 0 – 1 Urawa Red Diamonds
Ono Goal 88' (o.g.)
Denka Big Swan Stadium, Niigata
Attendance: 15,965
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida

24 May 2014
Saturday 15:04
Nagoya Grampus 2 – 1 Tokushima Vortis
Tamada Goal 28'
Ogawa Goal 47'
Kim Jong-Min Goal 26'
Toyota Stadium, Toyota, Aichi
Attendance: 11,579
Referee: Akihiko Ikeuchi

28 May 2014
Wednesday 19:03
Ventforet Kofu 1 – 2 Urawa Red Diamonds
Cristiano Goal 53' Nasu Goal 8'
Umesaki Goal 74'
Yamanashi Chuo Bank Stadium, Kōfu, Yamanashi
Attendance: 9,074
Referee: Takuto Okabe

28 May 2014
Wednesday 19:04
Nagoya Grampus 1 – 0 Kashiwa Reysol
Tulio Goal 85'
Mizuho Athletic Stadium, Nagoya
Attendance: 5,941
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

28 May 2014
Wednesday 19:01
Tokushima Vortis 1 – 1 Omiya Ardija
Hamada Goal 52' Kikuchi Goal 85'
Pocarisweat Stadium, Naruto
Attendance: 3,956
Referee: Ryuji Sato

1 June 2014
Sunday 15:00
Urawa Red Diamonds 5 – 2 Nagoya Grampus
Kashiwagi Goal 18'
Lee Goal 40'76'
Makino Goal 60'
Sekiguchi Goal 88'
Nagai Goal 23'
Matsuda Goal 72'
Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
Attendance: 33,837
Referee: Junpei Iida

1 June 2014
Sunday 15:00
Omiya Ardija 0 – 0 Albirex Niigata

1 June 2014
Sunday 15:00
Kashiwa Reysol 4 – 1 Tokushima Vortis
Tanaka Goal 40' (pen.)
Kudo Goal 45'54'
Leandro Goal 67'
Osaki Goal 83'

Knock-out stage[edit]

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-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

3 September 2014
19:04
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0 – 0 Urawa Red Diamonds
EDION Stadium Hiroshima
Attendance: 6,718
Referee: Yudai Yamamoto

3 September 2014
19:30
Yokohama F. Marinos 1 – 2 Kashiwa Reysol
Nakamachi Goal 65' Leandro Goal 63'
Kudo Goal 74'
Nippatsu Mitsuzawa Stadium
Attendance: 6,237
Referee: Junpei Iida

3 September 2014
19:04
Cerezo Osaka 1 – 3 Kawasaki Frontale
Minamino Goal 33' Oshima Goal 7'
Moriya Goal 67'
Renato Goal 71' (pen.)
Yanmar Stadium Nagai
Attendance: 5,734
Referee: Hiroyoshi Takayama

3 September 2014
19:04
Vissel Kobe 1 – 1 Gamba Osaka
Marquinhos Goal 64' Usami Goal 11'

Second leg[edit]


7 September 2014
18:00
Urawa Red Diamonds 2 – 2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Abe Goal 34'
Makino Goal 71'
Notsuda Goal 39'
Sato Goal 48'
Saitama Stadium 2002
Attendance: 17,645
Referee: Yoshiro Imamura

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


7 September 2014
19:03
Kashiwa Reysol 3 – 1 Yokohama F. Marinos
Kudo Goal 31'
Leandro Goal 64'
Eduardo Goal 82'
Nakazawa Goal 23'
Hitachi Kashiwa Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 8,087
Referee: Minoru Tojo

Kashiwa Reysol won 5–2 on aggregate.


7 September 2014
19:03
Kawasaki Frontale 2 – 3 Cerezo Osaka
Renato Goal 35'
Okubo Goal 58'
Hasegawa Goal 37'75'
Minamino Goal 90+1'

Kawasaki Frontale won 5–4 on aggregate.


7 September 2014
18:03
Gamba Osaka 3 – 0 Vissel Kobe
Abe Goal 2'
Usami Goal 28'
KurataGoal 83'
Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Attendance: 11,294
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida

Gamba Osaka won 4–1 on aggregate.


Semi-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

9 October 2014
19:03
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2 – 0 Kashiwa Reysol
Sato Goal 41'50'
EDION Stadium Hiroshima
Attendance: 5,516
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida

9 October 2014
19:00
Gamba Osaka 3 – 1 Kawasaki Frontale
Yonekura Goal 16'
Usami Goal 28'
Patric Goal 49'
Goal 90+2' Tanaka
Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Attendance: 5,482
Referee: Jumpei Iida

Second leg[edit]

12 October 2014
16:00
Kashiwa Reysol 2 - 1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Leandro Goal 38'51' Ishihara Goal 74'
Hitachi Kashiwa Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 9,010
Referee: Masaaki Toma

Sanfrecce Hiroshima won 3–2 on aggregate.


12 October 2014
16:00
Kawasaki Frontale 3 - 2 Gamba Osaka
Ōkubo Goal 9'
Jeci Goal 45+3'
Moriya Goal 51'
Abe Goal 42'45'
Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Attendance: 16,211
Referee: Minoru Tōjō

Gamba Osaka won 5-4 on aggregate.


Final[edit]

8 November 2014
13:05
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2 – 3 Gamba Osaka
Sato Goal 20'35' Patric Goal 38'54'
Omori Goal 71'
Saitama Stadium 2002
Attendance: 38,126
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura

Goalscorers[edit]

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

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

References[edit]

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

See also[edit]