Sep 3, 2016

Silva guides Albirex past Kwansei Gakuin with four-goal effort

Kwansei Gakuin University pushed Albirex Niigata to the edge, but wase undone by four goals from Rafael Silva as the J1 club claimed a 5-3 extra-time thriller on Saturday in the second round of the Emperor’s Cup. However, three top-flight sides were taken out ...

Patric brace helps Gamba retain Emperor's Cup

Jan 1, 2016

Patric brace helps Gamba retain Emperor's Cup

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Brazilian striker Patric scored twice as Gamba Osaka retained the Emperor’s Cup with a 2-1 win over Urawa Reds in the final in Tokyo on Friday, the last day of the Japanese soccer season. Patric, who was also on target in Gamba’s 3-1 extra-time ...

Reds, Gamba advance to Emperor's Cup final

Dec 29, 2015

Reds, Gamba advance to Emperor's Cup final

Substitute Tadanari Lee headed an extra-time winner as Urawa Reds edged Kashiwa Reysol 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the Emperor’s Cup final. On target in the previous two rounds, Lee struck in the 117th minute of a tightly contested match to set Reds ...

Vegalta advance to Emperor's Cup quarterfinals

Nov 14, 2015

Vegalta advance to Emperor's Cup quarterfinals

Vegalta Sendai defeated relegated Matsumoto Yamaga 2-1 on Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Emperor’s Cup. Shingo Tomita bundled in the opener midway through the second half at a rain-hit Yurtec Stadium and Naoki Sugai scored an equally scrappy second to all ...

Nov 11, 2015

Reds score seven goals to roll into Emperor's Cup quarterfinals

Takahiro Sekine scored twice as Urawa Reds cruised into the quarterfinals of the Emperor’s Cup with a 7-1 demolition of third-division Machida Zelvia on Wednesday night. Defender Wataru Hashimoto opened the floodgates on the half hour mark and goals from Tadanari Lee and Sekine ...

Oct 14, 2015

Hollyhock sink local rival Antlers in Emperor's Cup

Goalkeeper Takashi Kasahara was the hero as second-division Mito Hollyhock stunned its illustrious local rival Kashima Antlers 3-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw to advance to the fourth round of the Emperor’s Cup on Wednesday. Kasahara pulled off a string of saves to ...