Antlers capture 6th Nabisco Cup

Oct 31, 2015

Antlers capture 6th Nabisco Cup

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Kashima Antlers lit the touchpaper in the second half to beat Gamba Osaka 3-0 and win the Nabisco Cup for a record sixth time on Saturday. Kashima dominated the match in front of 50,828 at Saitama Stadium but had to wait until the 60th ...

Silva's heroics lift Albirex to win over Gamba in first leg

Oct 7, 2015

Silva's heroics lift Albirex to win over Gamba in first leg

Brazilian forward Rafael Silva came off the bench to strike a last-gasp winner as 10-man Albirex Niigata edged holders Gamba Osaka 2-1 in the first leg of their Nabisco Cup semifinal on Wednesday night. Gamba took the lead through Kotaro Omori before Kosuke Yamamoto ...

May 27, 2015

FC Tokyo moves atop group after draw with Hiroshima

Group A leaders FC Tokyo drew 1-1 away to Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the nick of time in the Nabisco Cup on Wednesday. Yohei Hayashi came off the bench to equalize in the 91st minute, cancelling Kohei Shimizu’s strike after 79 minutes for Hiroshima, which ...

Yamagata scores late equalizer against Nagoya

Apr 8, 2015

Yamagata scores late equalizer against Nagoya

Nagoya was denied a third straight Nabisco Cup victory at the last minute by Montedio Yamagata as Grampus settled for a 3-3 draw on Wednesday. Substitute striker Hiroki Bandai’s glancing header from a floating Kim Byeom-yong cross in the 92nd minute allowed Yamagata to ...

Marinos outplay S-Pulse in Nabisco Cup match

Mar 28, 2015

Marinos outplay S-Pulse in Nabisco Cup match

Yokohama F. Marinos got the rub of the green and defeated Shimizu S-Pulse 2-0 to post their first win in Group B in the Nabisco Cup on Saturday. Yokohama was second best in all departments until an own goal from Shimizu defender Yasuhiro Hiraoka ...

Grampus striker Kawamata puts on show for Halilhodzic

Mar 18, 2015

Grampus striker Kawamata puts on show for Halilhodzic

Nagoya Grampus striker Kengo Kawamata stated his case to new Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic with a brace in a 3-1 win against Kawasaki Frontale in the Nabisco Cup on Wednesday. Under the gaze of Halilhodzic who was among the crowd at new-look Todoroki Stadium, ...

Gamba win Nabisco Cup

Nov 8, 2014

Gamba win Nabisco Cup

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Gamba Osaka lifted the Nabisco Cup after coming from two goals down to beat Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3-2 on Saturday, stoking hopes of a trophy treble. Gamba, last season’s second-division champions, found themselves swimming against the tide when a double from Hisato Sato gave reigning ...

Sanfrecce, Gamba to square off in Nabisco Cup final

Oct 12, 2014

Sanfrecce, Gamba to square off in Nabisco Cup final

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Reigning J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima reached the final of the Nabisco Cup despite a 2-1 second-leg defeat to holders Kashiwa Reysol on Sunday. Leandro struck twice as Reysol erased their two-goal, first-leg deficit, but Naoki Ishihara rifled home with 16 minutes left to ...

Sato brace pushes Sanfrecce past Reysol

Oct 9, 2014

Sato brace pushes Sanfrecce past Reysol

Hisato Sato scored twice as reigning J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima seized control of their Nabisco Cup semifinal tie with a 2-0 first-leg home win against holders Kashiwa Reysol on Thursday night. Sato struck either side of the break at Edion Stadium to put ...