Kashiwa Reysol took this game out of the reach of Gamba with three goals in eight minutes either side of half time. Cristiano popped in the 1-0 goal for a half time lead, then Taiyo Koga added another three minutes after the restart, with Cristiano making it 3-0 on 52 minutes.
Then Gamba finally woke up... one defender was sacrificed minutes after the goal, as Kim made way for Shuhei Akasaki, and Shun Nagasawa pulled a goal back on the hour mark. Then Koki Yonekura replaced Ryo Hatsuse for fresh legs on the right wing after 68 minutes and next on the scoresheet was Yosuke Ideguchi, ghosting in at the far post to pull Gamba closer to their opponents.
The home team racked up corners and possession, and out-shot their opponents but what really only mattered was the scoreline and Gamba exited the Emperor's Cup!
Team - Higashiguchi, Oh (Hatsuse, 68), Miura, Kim (Akasaki, 54), Fujiharu, Ideguchi, Konno, Kurata, Izumisawa (Yokekura, 45), Endo, Nagasawa
60' Shun NAGASAWA
81' Yosuke IDEGUCHI