Kawasaki Frontale's weekend began as so many recent weekends have: with the team staring up at what appeared to be an insurmountable point gap between it and runaway J. League leaders Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

What a difference 90 minutes can make.

Attacking explosions in both halves gave Frontale a 7-0 win over Consadole Sapporo on Saturday night, reducing their deficit from nine points to six following Sanfrecce's 1-0 loss at Sagan Tosu earlier in the evening.