2005 J.League Cup
J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup
Country Japan
Dates19 March and 5 November 2005
ChampionsJEF United Chiba (1st title)
Runners-upGamba Osaka
Semi-finalists
2004
2006

The 2005 J.League Cup, officially the 2005 J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup, was the 3rd edition of Japan association football league cup tournament and the 13th edition under the current J.League Cup format. The championship started on March 19, and finished on November 5, 2005.

Teams from the J1 took part in the tournament. Yokohama F. Marinos and Júbilo Iwata were given a bye to the quarter-final due to their qualification for the AFC Champions League. The rest of 16 teams started from the group stage, where they're divided into four groups. The group winners of each group qualifies for the quarter-final along with the 2 best runners-up, and the two teams which qualified for the AFC Champions League.

Group stage

Knockout stage

Quarter finals

First leg

JEF United Chiba3 – 2Júbilo Iwata
Hanyu 6'
Nakajima 30'
Yoda 84'
Maeda 44'
Kikuchi 88'
Tokyo National Stadium
Attendance: 10,522
Referee: Hajime Matsuo

Cerezo Osaka0 – 3Gamba Osaka
Sidiclei 18'
Hashimoto 54'
Ienaga 86'
Nagai Stadium
Attendance: 12,863
Referee: Tsutomu Anazawa

Shimizu S-Pulse0 – 1Urawa Red Diamonds
Hasebe 36'
Nihondaira Sports Stadium
Attendance: 12,572
Referee: Yoshitsugu Katayama

Omiya Ardija0 – 1Yokohama F. Marinos
Kurihara 85'
Kumagaya Athletic Stadium
Attendance: 9,525
Referee: Joji Kashihara

Second leg

Gamba Osaka2 – 2Cerezo Osaka
Fernandinho 17'
Araújo 89'
Ze Carlos 7'
Furuhashi 62'
Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Attendance: 11,155
Referee: Toru Kamikawa

Júbilo Iwata2 – 2JEF United Chiba
Maeda 60'
Kim Jin-Kyu 68'
Maki 35'
Abe 65'
Yamaha Stadium
Attendance: 9,574
Referee: Masayoshi Okada

Urawa Red Diamonds1 – 0Shimizu S-Pulse
Hasebe 88'
Saitama Stadium
Attendance: 31,754
Referee: Kazuhiko Matsumura

Yokohama F. Marinos3 – 1Omiya Ardija
Sakata 15'
Matsuda 60'
Shimizu 85'
Nishimura 29'
Mitsuzawa Stadium
Attendance: 10,165
Referee: Kiyoshi Ota

Semi finals

First leg

Gamba Osaka1 – 0Yokohama F. Marinos
Araújo 82'
Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
Attendance: 7,049
Referee: Hiroyoshi Takayama

Urawa Red Diamonds1 – 3JEF United Chiba
Ponte 44' Maki 1', 17'
Popescu 55'
Urawa Komaba Stadium
Attendance: 17,265
Referee: Kazuhisa Osada

Second leg

JEF United Chiba2 – 2Urawa Red Diamonds
Abe 47', 86' Tulio 19'
Tanaka 27'
Ichihara Seaside Stadium
Attendance: 11,286
Referee: Toru Kamikawa

Yokohama F. Marinos1 – 0 (a.e.t.)Gamba Osaka
Nasu 30'
Penalties
Yamase
soccer ball with red X

Ohashi
soccer ball with red X

Dutra soccer ball with check mark
1 – 4 soccer ball with check mark Endo
soccer ball with check mark Araújo
soccer ball with check mark Matsunami
soccer ball with check mark Oguro
Nissan Stadium
Attendance: 11,370
Referee: Toshimitsu Yoshida

Final

Main article: 2005 J.League Cup Final

JEF United Chiba0 – 0 (a.e.t.)Gamba Osaka
Penalties
Abe soccer ball with check mark
Mizuno soccer ball with check mark
Kudo soccer ball with check mark
Hayashi soccer ball with check mark
Maki soccer ball with check mark
5 – 4
soccer ball with red X
Endo
soccer ball with check mark Araújo
soccer ball with check mark Sidiclei
soccer ball with check mark Oguro
soccer ball with check mark Yamaguchi
Tokyo National Stadium
Attendance: 45,039
Referee: Kazuhiko Matsumura

Top goalscorers

Goalscorers Goals Team
Brazil Araújo
6
Gamba Osaka
Brazil Emerson
5
Urawa Red Diamonds
Japan Yuki Abe
5
JEF United Chiba
Romania Popescu
5
JEF United Chiba
Brazil Washington
5
Tokyo Verdy 1969

Awards

References