2015 Suruga Bank Championship

2015 Suruga Bank Championship
Date August 11, 2015
Venue Osaka Expo '70 Stadium, Suita
Referee Tan Hai (China)
Attendance 12,722
Weather Clear
29.7 °C (85.5 °F)
58% humidity

The 2015 Suruga Bank Championship (Japanese: スルガ銀行チャンピオンシップ2015; Spanish: Copa Suruga Bank 2015) was the eighth edition of the Suruga Bank Championship, the club football match co-organized by the Japan Football Association, the football governing body of Japan, CONMEBOL, the football governing body of South America, and J. League, the professional football league of Japan, between the winners of the previous season's J. League Cup and Copa Sudamericana.

The match was contested between Japanese team Gamba Osaka, the 2014 J. League Cup winners, and Argentine team River Plate, the 2014 Copa Sudamericana winners. It was hosted by Gamba Osaka at the Osaka Expo '70 Stadium in Suita on August 11, 2015.[1]

River Plate won the match 3–0 to win their third international club title in 2015, after the 2015 Recopa Sudamericana and the 2015 Copa Libertadores (where they played in the finals less than a week before), and also became the first South American team to win this competition since 2009.[2]


Team Association / Confederation Qualification Previous appearances (bold indicates winners)
Japan Gamba Osaka Japan Football Association 2014 J. League Cup winners 1 (2008)
Argentina River Plate CONMEBOL 2014 Copa Sudamericana winners None


The Suruga Bank Championship was played as a single match, with the J. League Cup winner hosting the match. If the score were tied at the end of regulation, the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner (no extra time would be played). A maximum of seven substitutions may be made during the match.


Gamba Osaka
River Plate
GK 18Japan Yōsuke Fujigaya
DF 6 South Korea Kim Jung-ya  41'
DF 8 Japan Keisuke Iwashita  44'
DF 15Japan Yasuyuki Konno
DF 22South Korea Oh Jae-suk  83'
MF 7 Japan Yasuhito Endō (c)
MF 17Japan Tomokazu Myojin  46'
MF 19Japan Kotaro Omori  55'
MF 21Japan Yōsuke Ideguchi
FW 9 Brazil Lins  64'
FW 29Brazil Patric  71'
GK 16Japan Ken Tajiri
DF 3 Japan Takaharu Nishino
DF 4 Japan Hiroki Fujiharu  46'
MF 10Japan Takahiro Futagawa  55'
MF 11Japan Shu Kurata  57'  41'
MF 13Japan Hiroyuki Abe  64'
FW 20Japan Shun Nagasawa
FW 24Japan Shingo Akamine  71'
FW 30Japan Sou Hirao  83'
Japan Kenta Hasegawa
GK 1 Argentina Marcelo Barovero (c)
DF 25Argentina Gabriel Mercado
DF 2 Argentina Jonathan Maidana
DF 6 Argentina Ramiro Funes Mori
DF 21Argentina Leonel Vangioni
MF 8 Uruguay Carlos Sánchez  78'
MF 23Argentina Leonardo Ponzio  52'
MF 5 Argentina Matías Kranevitter
MF 16Argentina Nicolás Bertolo  52'
FW 22Argentina Sebastián Driussi  52'
FW 29Argentina Javier Saviola  64'
GK 26Argentina Julio Chiarini
DF 3 Colombia Éder Álvarez Balanta
MF 18Uruguay Camilo Mayada  78'
MF 14Argentina Augusto Solari
MF 15Argentina Leonardo Pisculichi  52'
MF 27Argentina Lucho González  64'
MF 10Argentina Gonzalo Martínez  52'
FW 17Argentina Lucas Boyé
FW 19Uruguay Tabaré Viúdez  52'
Argentina Marcelo Gallardo
Osaka Expo '70 Stadium in Suita, Japan, hosted the match.

Assistant referees:
Mu Yuxin (China)
Huo Weiming (China)
Fourth official:
Hiroyuki Kimura (Japan)


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