Saturday, December 20, 2008

Quarterfinal Results

At Sendai's Yurtech Stadium FC Tokyo came from a goal down to beat Shimizu S-Pulse thanks to a brace by FW Shingo Akamine. Yokohama F Marinos also came from a goal down to ruin Sagan Tosu's dream at Saga's Best Amenity Stadium.
In Okayama, home to next years J2 debutants Fagiano Okayama a thriller was held between J1 Kashiwa Reysol and J2 kings Sanfreece Hiroshima. Kashiwa scored after just three minutes through DF Koga, however Hiroshima replied in the sixth minute through FW Sato. Kashima struck back immediately in the 13th minute through MF Suganuma but once again Hiroshima's Sato was unstoppable in setting up the equaliser in the 26th minute for Sanfreece. After the reamaining three quarters of the game was left scoreless it was up to Franca to pop in the winner in the ninth minute of additional time.

Shimizu S-Pulse 1 - 2 FC Tokyo (ht 1-2)
Sagan Tosu 1 - 3 Yokohama F Marinos (ht 1-2)
Kashiwa Reysol 3 - 2 (full-time 2-2) Sanfreece Hiroshima
Gamba Osaka 2 - 1 Nagoya Grampus (ht 2-0)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Quarterfinals Draw

December 20:
Yokohama F Marinos vs Sagan Tosu (Saga)
Shimizu S-Pulse vs FC Tokyo (Sendai)
Kashiwa Reysol vs Sanfreece Hiroshima (Okayama)
December 25:
Gamba Osaka vs Nagoya Grampus (Kobe)

Round 5 Results

Round 5 produced some close results and also a couple of boilovers. Yokohama edged out Urawa in PKs after they saw Urawa peg back their two point lead and go into penalties. FC Tokyo also came back from 2-0 down and nailed Albirix with three unanswered goals to win 3-2. Shimizu and Kashima fought out a very evenly contested game with Shimizu winning in the end thanks to two extended time goals.
The two J2 teams both produced stunning performances as Sanfreece beat Frontale by two, and Sagan Tosu destroyed Vissel by a masive 5-2.

Urawa Reds 2 - 2 (PK 5-6) Yokohama F Marinos (ht 2-2)
Nagoya Grampus 2 - 1 Omiya Ardijya (ht 2-1)
Albirix Niigata 2 - 3 FC Tokyo (ht 2-1)
Kashiwa Reysol 1 - 0 Kyoto Sanga (ht 0-0)
Kawasaki Frontale 0 - 2 Sanfreece Hiroshima (ht 0-1)
Sagan Tosu 5 - 2 Vissel Kobe (ht 3-1)
Kashima Antlers 3 - 4 (fulltime 2-2) Shimizu S-Pulse (ht 1-1)
Jubilo Iwata 1 - 3 Gamba Osaka (ht 0-0)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Round 5 Draw

Urawa Reds vs Yokohama F Marinos (Kagawa)
Vissel Kobe vs Sagan Tosu (Kobe)
Jubilo Iwata vs Gamba Osaka (Iwata)
Omiya Ardija vs Nagoya Grampus (Omiya)
Kashima Antlers vs Shimizu S-Pulse (Kashima)
Albirix Niigata vs FC Tokyo (Tottori)
Kashiwa Reysol vs Kyoto Sanga (Toyama)
Kawasaki Frontale vs Sanfreece Hiroshima (Nagasaki)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Round 4 Results

Round 4 saw the J1 teams stamp their feet on the cup and defeat almost all of their J2 rivals. An exception was Sanfreece Hiroshima, who although a man up, had to leave it to the last minute to beat Tokyo Verdy 1-0. In the other shock result recently crowned Nabisco Cup championed fell back down to earth when they were beaten by Kyuushuu rivals Sagan Tosu 0-2, through a brace of goals to MF Koji Hirose.
In perhaps the game of the round, Kokushikan University held the lead twice against J1 Kings Kashima Antlers only to lose out in a PK challenge. Goals to Danilo and Marquinhos saved the 2007 Emperor's Cup winners from sure embaressment.
In other games FC Gifu, Vegalta Sendai and JEF Chiba all suffered defeats to last-minute goals.

Albirix Niigata 2 - 0 Yokohama FC (ht 2-0)
Kyoto Sanga 3 - 0 Mito Hollyhock (ht 1-0)
Kashiwa Reysol 1 - 0 Thespa Kusatsu (ht 0-0)
Tokyo Verdy 0 - 1 Sanfreece Hiroshima (ht 0-0)
Kashima Antlers 2 - 2 (PK 3-0) Kokushikan University (ht 1-1)
Omiya Ardija 1 - 0 Cerezo Osaka (ht 0-0)
Nagoya Grampus 1 - 0 FC Gifu (ht 0-0)
Jubilo Iwata 3 - 1 Tochigi SC (ht 1-0)
Vissel Kobe 8 - 0 Yamaga Matsumoto SC (ht 2-0)
Yokohama F Marinos 1 - 0 Consadole Sapporo (ht 0-0)
FC Tokyo 2 - 1 Vegalta Sendai (ht 1-0)
Kawasaki Frontale 3 - 1 Montedio Yamagata (ht 2-1)
Urawa Reds 1 - 0 (full-time 0-0) Ehime FC (ht 0-0)
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 - 0 JEF Chiba (ht 0-0)
Oita Trinita 0 - 2 Sagan Tosu (ht 0-1)
Gamba Osaka 2 - 1 (full-time 1-1) Ventforet Kofu (ht 0-1)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Round 4 Draw

November 2nd:
Yokohama F Marinos (J1) vs Consadole Sapporo (J1)
Vissel Kobe (J1) vs Matsumoto Yamaga (Nagano)
Jubilo Iwata (J1) vs Tochigi SC (JFL)
Nagoya Grampus (J1) vs FC Gifu (J2)
Omiya Ardija (J1) vs Cerezo Osaka (J2)
Kashima Antlers (J1) vs Kokushikan University (Tokyo)
Albirix Niigata (J1) vs Yokohama FC (J2)
Kashiwa Reysol (J1) vs Thespa Kusatsu (J2)
Kyoto Sanga (J1) vs Mito Hollhock (J2)
Tokyo Verdy (J1) vs Sanfreece Hiroshima (J2)
November 3rd:
Urawa Reds (J1) vs Ehime FC (J2)
Gamba Osaka (J1) vs Ventforet Kofu (J2)
FC Tokyo (J1) vs Vegalta Sendai (J2)
Kawasaki Frontale (J1) vs Montedio Yamagata (J2)
November 5th:
Oita Trinita (J1) vs Sagan Tosu (J2)
Shimizu S-Pulse (J1) vs JEF Chiba (J1)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Round 3 2008

Round 3 ended with most of the J2 teams coming out on top. As always there was the odd exception of Kokushikan University, Tochigi SC and Matsumoto Yamaga all defeating Tokushima Vortis, Roasso Kumamoto and Shonan Bellmare respectively.
The round saw most of the non-J2 teams playing hard fought games and keeping respectable sorelines, although one of the suprises was Honda FC's 4-0 loss to Sagan Tosu.
In the J2 vs J2 game, Mito came out on top with an extra time 1-0 win over Avispa Fukuoka.

Round 3 results:

Ehime FC 2 - 1 Sagawa Insatsu
Sagan Tosu 4 - 0 Honda FC
Ventforet Kofu 1 - 0 Fagiano Okayama
Zweigen Kanazawa 0 - 1 FC Gifu
Cerezo Osaka
1 - 0 Sony Sendai
Tokushima Vortis 0 - 1 Kokushikan University
Yokohama FC 2 - 1 Kariyushi FC
Vegalta Sendai 2 - 0 New Wave Kitakyuushuu
Kusatsu Thespa 2 - 0 Tokushima Second
Montedio Yamagata 4 - 1 (Full-time 1-1) Hitachi Tochigi Uva
Osaka Sports University 0 - 6 Sanfreece Hiroshima
Shonan Bellmare 1 - 1 (PK 4-5) Matsumoto Yamaga
Tochigi SC
1 - 1 (PK5-3) Roasso Kumamoto
Avispa Fukuoka 0 - 1 (Full-time 0-0) Mito Hollyhock

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Round 3 Draw

October 12

Sagawa Insatsu vs Ehime FC (Ehime)
Sagan Tosu vs Honda FC (Saga)
Ventforet Kofu vs Fagiano Okayama (Kofu)
Zweigen Kanazawa vs FC Gifu (Toyama) 
Cerezo Osaka vs Sony Sendai (Osaka)
Tokushima Vortis vs Kokushikan University (Tokushima)
Yokohama FC vs Okinawa Kariyushi (Yokohama)  
Vegalta Sendai vs New Wave KitaKyuushuu (Miyagi)
Kusatsu Thespa vs Tokushima Second (Gunma)
Montedio Yamagata vs Tochigi Uva SC (Yamagata)
Osaka Sports University vs Sanfreece Hiroshima (Akita)
Shonan Bellmare vs Matsumoto Yamaga FC (Kanagawa)
Tochigi FC vs Roasso Kumamoto (Tochigi)
Avispa Fukuoka vs Mito Hollyhock (Fukuoka)

Round 2 2008

Round Two produced solid wins for Fagiano Okayama, Matsumoto Yamaga FC, Sagawa Insatsu and Sony Sendai to name a few. Osaka Sports university followed up round one's shock upset over TDK with another impressive win over Grulla Morioka. Zweigen Kanazawa also claimed the scalp of their second JFL team after downing Kataller Toyama 2-1 in Kakogawa. The other shock result of the round was Tochigi uva SC's dramatic 2-1 win over JFL club JEF Reserves.

Round 2 results:

Saurukos Fukui (Fukui) 0 - 4 Matsumoto Yamaga FC (Nagano)
Fagiano Okayama (Okayama) 2 - 0 Volca Kagoshima (Kagoshima)
Ryutsu Keizai University (Chiba) 2 - 3 Sony Sendai (Miyagi)
Mitusbishi Industry Nagasaki (Nagasaki) 0 - 1 New Wave Kita kyuushuu (Fukuoka)
Tokushima Second (Tokushima) 2 - 1 Kamatamare Sanuki (Kagawa)
Osaka Sports University (University) 3 - 0 Grulla Morioka (Iwate)
Sagawa Insatsu (Kyoto) 5 - 1 Ehime University (Ehime)
Osaka South University (Osaka) 0 -4 Honda FC (Shizuoka)
Kataller Toyama (Toyama) 1 - 2 Zweigen Kanazawa (Ishikawa)
Dohto University (Hokkaido) 1 - 6 Kokushikan University (Tokyo)
Okinanwa Kariyushi (Okinawa) 2 - 1 Otsu High School (Kumamoto)
Tochigi Uva SC (Tochigi) 2 - 1 JEF Reserves (Chiba) 

Round 1 2008

Highlights for the first round in the 88th Emperor's Cup included a 6-0 thumping by JFL club Fagiano Okayama over Hitachi Kasado, a 1-0 win by JFL Kataller Toyama over Prefectual league powerhouse Bantidonce Kakogawa, and Sony Sendai's 10-0 thrashing of Tamaho FC.

As always though there were a few upsets with Kamatamare Sanuki sneaking a 1-0 win over in form JFL team Gainare Tottori, TDK losing at home 2-3 to Osaka Sports University and also Gifu Second being knocked out at home 1-0 by Osaka South University.

Round 1 results:

Yokkaichi University (Mie) 1 - 3 Honda FC (Shizuoka)
Saurukosu Fukui (Fukui) 2 - 1 Nara Sangyou University (Nara)
Fagiano Okayama (Okayama) 6- 0 Hitachi Kasado (Yamaguchi)
Bantidonce Kakogawa (Hyogo) 0 - 1 Kataller Toyama (Toyama)
Zweigen Kanazawa (Ishikawa) 4 - 3 Sagawa Shiga (Shiga)
Dohto University (Hokkaido) 4 - 1 Shobi University (Saitama)
Tokushima Second (Tokushima) 2 - 1 Kochi University (Kochi)
Kamatamare Sanuki (Kagawa) 1 - 0 Gainare Tottori (Tottori)
TDK (Akita) 2 - 3 Osaka Sports University (University)
Sagawa Insatsu (Kyoto) 7 - 1 Aichi University (Aichi)
Kainan FC (Wakayama) 0 - 2 Ehime University (Ehime)
Gifu Second (Gifu) 0 - 1 Osaka South University (Osaka)
Niigata University of Management (Niigata) 1 - 5 Matsumoto Yamaga FC (Nagano)
Fukuyama University (Hiroshima) 0 - 3 Volca Kagoshima (Kagoshima)
Ryutsu Keizai University (Ibaraki) 4 - 2 YSCC (Kanagawa)
Tamaho FC (Yamanashi) 0 - 10 Sony Sendai (Miyagi)
New Wave Kita Kyuushuu (Fukuoka) 1 - 1 (PK 4-2) Honda Lock (Miyazaki)
Mitsubishi Industry Nagasaki (Nagasaki) 3 - 0 Dezzollo Shimane (Shimane)
Fukushima United (Fukushima) 1 - 4 Kokushikan University (Tokyo)
Kyuushuu INAX (Saga) 1 - 3 Okinawa Kariyushi (Okinawa)
Ootsu High School (Kumamoto) 2 - 1 Nihon Bunri University (Oita)
Hitachi Tochigi Uuva SC (Tochigi) 2 - 0 Aomori Yamada High School (Aomori)
Arte Takasaki (Gunma) 0 - 2 JEF Reserves (Chiba)
Grulla Morioka (Iwate) 5 - 1 Yamagata University (Yamagata)