1st leg, September 6th, home Gamba 0-4 F・Marinos
Team - Hayashi, Yonekura, Suganuma, Noda, Oh, Ichimaru (Onose, 58), Ide (Takae, 80), Fujimoto (Nakamura, 69), Ko, Ademilson, Ichimi
Attendance - 5,792
2nd leg, September 9th, away F・Marinos 3-1 Gamba
Once again Gamba manager Miyamoto fielded a very changed team, giving goalkeeper Ryota Suzuki a debut between the sticks, and Kazunari Ichimi the start up front. The game was probably seen as a formality by Gamba, and the most important part may well have been getting Yasuyuki Konno another start as he approaches full fitness for the coming league games. Despite plenty of play and not looking like a team that were 4-0 down and with no hope, it was the home team who extended their aggregate lead in the 12th minute, extinguishing any slight hope that Gamba would bring a miracle to the evening! After a bright start, some Gamba fan may have thought the four-goal comeback was possible if an early goal was found, but that hope was soon nipped in the bud by the opener for the home team.
Sho Ito then banged another nail in the coffin of Gamba dispatching a penalty kick to make it 2-0, and 6-0 on aggregate. Even then there was still time to pull a goal back through Ichimi, who pounced on a defensive error by F•Marinos to grab a consolation goal, before Ito added another to end the tie.
Team - Suzuki, Fabio, Suganuma, Noda, Oh (Onose, 73), Fujiharu, Endo, Konno (Takae, 66), Kurata, Ademilson (Nakamura, 81), Ichimi
Goal - ICHIMI, 52'