2018 J.League Cup

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2018 J. League Cup
2018 JリーグYBCルヴァンカップ
Country  Japan
Dates 7 March – 27 October 2018
Teams 20
2017
2019 →

The 2018 J.League Cup (2018 Jリーグカップ), or officially the 2018 J.League YBC Levain (2018 JリーグYBCルヴァンカップ), is the 43rd edition of the Japanese football league cup tournament and the 26th edition under the current J. League Cup format.

Format

[1]

Byes
Teams that qualified for 2018 AFC Champions League group stage (3 or 4 teams) are given byes to the quarter-finals.
Group stage
The group stage is played by 16 teams, consisting of all other 2018 J1 League participants (14 or 15 teams) plus top 1 or 2 2018 J2 League participants based on the ranking of the previous season (i.e., 16th-placed team, and 17th-placed team if applicable, of 2017 J1 League).
Play-off stage
Play-off stage is played as four or five two-legged ties (number depending on the number of teams given byes to the quarter-finals so that eight teams play the quarter-finals).
  • If four teams are given byes to the quarter-finals, eight teams (top two teams of each group) advances to the play-off stage and composes four ties.
  • If three teams are given byes to the quarter-finals, ten teams (top two teams of each group, plus two best third-placed teams among four groups) advances to the play-off stage and composes five ties.

Group stage

[2]

Played between March 7 & May 16.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts VEG YMA ALB TOK
1 Vegalta Sendai 6 3 2 1 10 6 +4 11 4–2 1–1 3–0
2 Yokohama F. Marinos 6 3 2 1 10 8 +2 11 0–0 2–1 1–0
3 Albirex Niigata 6 2 1 3 9 10 −1 7 3–1 1–3 3–2
4 FC Tokyo 6 1 1 4 5 10 −5 4 0–1 2–2 1–0
Source:[citation needed]

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts JÚB VEN SSP CON
1 Júbilo Iwata 6 4 0 2 9 7 +2 12 3–2 2–1 2–3
2 Ventforet Kofu 6 3 1 2 10 5 +5 10 0–1 1–0 3–0
3 Shimizu S-Pulse 6 3 1 2 8 5 +3 10 1–0 1–1 2–1
4 Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo 6 1 0 5 4 14 −10 3 0–1 0–3 0–3
Source:[citation needed]

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts RED GAM SFR GRA
1 Urawa Red Diamonds 6 4 1 1 9 5 +4 13 1–4 1–0 2–0
2 Gamba Osaka 6 3 0 3 12 13 −1 9 0–1 0–4 1–4
3 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 6 2 1 3 9 7 +2 7 0–0 2–3 2–1
4 Nagoya Grampus 6 2 0 4 9 14 −5 6 1–4 1–4 2–1
Source:[citation needed]

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts VIS BEL VVN SAG
1 Vissel Kobe 6 3 2 1 14 8 +6 11 3–4 2–2 1–1
2 Shonan Bellmare 6 3 1 2 8 8 0 10 0–3 2–0 1–0
3 V-Varen Nagasaki 6 2 1 3 9 11 −2 7 1–2 2–1 3–2
4 Sagan Tosu 6 1 2 3 5 8 −3 5 0–2 0–0 2–1
Source:[citation needed]

Play-off stage

Played on June 2 & 9.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Shonan Bellmare 4–3 Vegalta Sendai 3–0 1–3
Gamba Osaka 4–2 Júbilo Iwata 1–0 3–2
Ventforet Kofu 3–2 Urawa Red Diamonds 2–0 1–2
Yokohama F. Marinos 5–3 Vissel Kobe 4–2 1–1

Quarterfinals

Played on September 5 & 9.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Shonan Bellmare 5–2 Cerezo Osaka 3–0 2–2
Ventforet Kofu 3–3 (a) Kashiwa Reysol 2–2 1–1
Gamba Osaka 1–7 Yokohama F. Marinos 0–4 1–3
Kashima Antlers 4–2 Kawasaki Frontale 1–1 3–1

First leg




Second leg




Semi-Finals

Played on October 10 & 14.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Kashiwa Reysol 3–3 (4–5 p) Shonan Bellmare 1–1 2–2 (a.e.t.)
Kashima Antlers 3–4 Yokohama F. Marinos 1–2 2–2

First leg


Second leg


Top goalscorers

As of match played 9 September 2018.[3]
Rank Player Club Goals
1
Japan Sho Ito Yokohama F. Marinos
8
2
Japan Shun Nagasawa Vissel Kobe
7
3
South Korea Hwang Ui-jo Gamba Osaka
5

References

  1. ^ "2018J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" [2018 J.League YBC Levain Cup tournament format] (in Japanese). J.League. 12 December 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  2. ^ "2018JリーグYBCルヴァンカップ" [2018 J.League YBC Levain Cup] (in Japanese). J.League. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.jleague.jp/en/stats/goal.html?s=YLC

External links

  • https://web.archive.org/web/20101103040624/http://www.j-league.or.jp/yncup/
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