SUITA, OSAKA PREF. – Gamba Osaka put some distance from relegation with a 5-0 demolition of visiting Consadole Sapporo in the J. League first division on Friday.
After a 3-1 loss to Cerezo in the Osaka derby last weekend, Gamba moved up to 11th place on 34 points, six points ahead of relegation-threatened Sagan Tosu. Consadole remain in seventh with 40 points.