2017 J.League Cup

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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

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.

Format[edit]

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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 stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Standings[edit]

Team[2] 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

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] 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

Group B[edit]

Standings[edit]

Team[2] 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

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] 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

Play-off stage[edit]

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-Finals[edit]

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-Finals[edit]

First leg[edit]


Second leg[edit]


Final[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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