2015 J.League Cup

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2015 J.League Cup
Yamazaki Nabisco Cup
Country Japan
Teams18
ChampionsKashima Antlers
Runners-upGamba Osaka
2014
2016

The 2015 J.League Cup, also known as the 2015 Yamazaki Nabisco Cup for sponsoring purposes, is the 40th edition of the most prestigious Japanese soccer league cup tournament and the 23rd edition under the current J.League Cup format.

Format[edit]

Teams from the J.League Division 1 will take part in the tournament. Gamba Osaka, Kashima Antlers, Kashiwa Reysol and Urawa Red Diamonds were given a bye to the quarter-finals due to qualification in the 2015 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]

Group A[edit]

Standings[edit]

Team[1] Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
FC Tokyo 6 3 3 0 8 4 +4 12
Albirex Niigata 6 3 2 1 9 4 +5 11
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 6 2 3 1 9 6 +3 9
Shonan Bellmare 6 2 3 1 5 5 0 9
Sagan Tosu 6 2 2 2 3 4 -1 8
Matsumoto Yamaga 6 1 1 4 8 13 -5 4
Ventforet Kofu 6 0 2 4 4 10 -6 2

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] TOK ARD VEN YAM ALB SFR SAG
FC Tokyo 2–1 2–1 2–0
Shonan Bellmare 0–0 1–0 2–1
Ventforet Kofu 1–3 2–2 0–0
Matsumoto Yamaga 1–1 0–3 2–4
Albirex Niigata 2–0 0–0 1–0
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1–1 2–2 2–0
Sagan Tosu 0–0 2–1 1–0

Group B[edit]

Standings[edit]

Team[1] Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Nagoya Grampus 6 4 1 1 12 11 +1 13
Vissel Kobe 6 3 2 1 11 5 +6 11
Kawasaki Frontale 6 2 3 1 7 6 +1 9
Montedio Yamagata 6 2 2 2 10 11 -1 8
Yokohama F. Marinos 6 2 0 4 7 7 0 6
Shimizu S-Pulse 6 2 0 4 6 11 -5 6
Vegalta Sendai 6 1 2 3 6 8 -2 5

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] VEG MON FRO YMA SSP GRA VIS
Vegalta Sendai 1–2 1–0 0–0
Montedio Yamagata 0–2 3–1 3–3
Kawasaki Frontale 1–1 1–1 1–3
Yokohama F. Marinos 1–2 2–0 2–3
Shimizu S-Pulse 2–1 0–2 1–2
Nagoya Grampus 3–2 1–0 0–4
Vissel Kobe 3–1 0–0 1–2

Knock-out stage[edit]

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                             
Kashima Antlers 2 3 5  
FC Tokyo 2 0 2  
  Kashima Antlers 2 4 6  
  Vissel Kobe 1 1 2  
Vissel Kobe 2 2 4
  Kashiwa Reysol 0 3 3  
    Kashima Antlers 3
  Gamba Osaka 0
  Nagoya Grampus 1 2 3 (9)  
Gamba Osaka (a.e.t.) (p) 1 2 3 (10)  
  Gamba Osaka 1 2 3
  Albirex Niigata 2 0 2  
Urawa Red Diamonds 0 3 3
  Albirex Niigata 5 0 5  

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
FC Tokyo 2–5 Kashima Antlers 2–2 0–3
Kashiwa Reysol 3–4 Vissel Kobe 0–2 3–2
Gamba Osaka 3–3 (10-9p) Nagoya Grampus 1–1 2–2
Albirex Niigata 5–3 Urawa Reds 5–0 0–3

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

Vissel Kobe1 – 2Kashima Antlers
Iwanami Goal 70' Goal 21' Yamamura
Goal 39' Akasaki
Attendance: 6,162
Referee: Nobutsugu Murakami

Albirex Niigata2 – 1Gamba Osaka
Yamamoto Goal 36'
Usami Goal 90'
Goal 33' Omori
Attendance: 9,018
Referee: Hajime Matsuo

Second leg[edit]

Kashima Antlers4 – 1Vissel Kobe
Nakamura Goal 16'
Kanazaki Goal 53'74'
Caio Goal 82'
Goal 21' Watanabe
Attendance: 10,801
Referee: Kenji Ogiya

Antlers won 6–2 on aggregate.


Gamba Osaka2 – 0Albirex Niigata
Endō Goal 57'
Fujiharu Goal 90+4'
Attendance: 11,475
Referee: Hiroyuki Kimura

Gamba Osaka won 3-2 on aggregate.


Final[edit]

Kashima Antlers3 – 0Gamba Osaka
Hwang Seok-ho Goal 60'
Kanazaki Goal 84'
Caio Goal 86'
Attendance: 50,828
Referee: Masaaki Toma

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Japan Kazuma Watanabe Vissel Kobe
7
2 Japan Takuma Asano Sanfrecce Hiroshima
4
Japan Ryohei Yamazaki Albirex Niigata
Japan Hiroshi Ibusuki Albirex Niigata
Japan Mu Kanazaki Kashima Antlers
3 Brazil Elsinho Kawasaki Frontale
3
Japan Kosuke Yamamoto Albirex Niigata

Updated to games played on 12 October 2015

Source: J.League Data[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2015 J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup - League Table". J.League Official Website. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.jleague.jp/en/stats/goal.html?s=YNC