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Nagoya face Gamba in Emperor Cup final

30 December 2009 00:08

(GSM) - The 2009 final of the Emperor Cup, Japan's most traditional football tournament, will have Gamba Osaka defend their title against Nagoya Grampus.

Gamba faced tough opposition in their match with Vegalta Sendai played in Tokyo, but took the lead through a bicycle kick from Lucas in the fifth minute.

Sendai fought their way back into the game and equalized with a goal from Takayuki Nakahara shortly before the hour, but Lucas netted his second to decide the clash minutes later, 2-1.

In the other semi final, Nagoya Grampus beat Shimizu S-Pulse 5-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Shimizu started well as Shinji Okazaki scored the opening goal after 17 minutes, but Nagoya drew level in minute 56 when Keiji Tamada converted a spot kick that was caused by Kodama's foul on Australian forward Kennedy.

In the shoot-out, Daisuke Ichikawa missed the first penalty for Shimizu and Nagoya went on to convert all of their five spot kicks.

The tournament is particularly important to Nagoya, who need a win in the final in order to secure a spot in next year's AFC Champions League.

The final will be played on January 1st, 2010.

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