Gamba Youth have reached the final of the 2012 J Youth Cup following a 1-0 win over F. Marinos Youth.

The win came courtesy of an own goal as a result of a strike from midfielder Yudai Tokunaga just before half time. F. Marinos fought valiantly to try to get level again but they couldn’t find the goal that they needed and Gamba held on to claim the victory.

Gamba now face Consadole Sapporo U-18 in the final at Nagai Stadium on Monday, December 24. It will be the sixth time that Gamba have appeared in the final – more than any other club other than Sanfrecce Hiroshima – and they will be aiming to lift the cup for the fifth time.

The final will be broadcast live in Japan (kick off at 13:00 JST) so we will likely be covering it on Twitter. Please join us!