Sato fires Sanfrecce past Hollyhock

Aug 27, 2014

Sato fires Sanfrecce past Hollyhock

Captain Hisato Sato scored the lone goal in the first half as Sanfrecce Hiroshima defeated Mito Hollyhock 1-0 to reach the last 16 of the Emperor’s Cup on Wednesday. The game at Edion Stadium was a makeup for the Aug. 20 tie that was ...

JEF edge Reysol after epic shootout

Aug 20, 2014

JEF edge Reysol after epic shootout

Yamato Machida scored the decisive spot kick to fire JEF United Chiba into the fourth round of the Emperor’s Cup on Wednesday night as Takashi Sekizuka’s side claimed local bragging rights with 12-11 penalty shootout win away to Kashiwa Reysol. Leandro had his shot ...

Jul 13, 2014

JEF United Chiba reach Emperor's Cup third round

Forward Takayuki Morimoto scored a brace as JEF United Chiba downed AC Nagano Parceiro 3-2 in newly appointed J. League second-division club manager Takashi Sekizuka’s first match in the second round of the Emperor’s Cup on Sunday. J1 clubs Sagan Tosu and Albirex Niigata ...

Marinos capture Emperor's Cup

Jan 2, 2014

Marinos capture Emperor's Cup

Yokohama F. Marinos got payback for their heartbreaking defeat to Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the J. League title race with a 2-0 victory in the last Emperor’s Cup final at the existing National Stadium on Wednesday. First-half goals from Manabu Saito and Yuji Nakazawa in ...

Sanfrecce, Marinos book places in Emperor's Cup final

Dec 29, 2013

Sanfrecce, Marinos book places in Emperor's Cup final

Japan international Shusaku Nishikawa produced three clutch saves in the shootout as J. League champion Sanfrecce Hiroshima reached the Emperor’s Cup final with a 5-4 victory on penalties over FC Tokyo on Sunday. With Sanfrecce down 3-1 in the shootout following a 0-0 draw ...

Dec 22, 2013

Sanfrecce advance to Emperor's Cup semifinals

Two-time defending J.League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima barely stayed on course for the league and Emperor’s Cup double by beating Ventforet Kofu 3-2 on penalties to reach the semifinals on Sunday. Hiroshima advanced to the last four for the first time in six years after ...

Takahagi brace powers Hiroshima past Kashima

Nov 16, 2013

Takahagi brace powers Hiroshima past Kashima

J.League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima gave themselves the mental edge for the stretch run of the season with a resounding 3-1 victory over Kashima Antlers in the Emperor’s Cup round of 16 on Saturday. Sanfrecce rode Japanese international Yojiro Takahagi’s first-half brace to reach the ...