Bayern Munich showed they have lost none of their attacking potency during the winter break with a 7-2 demolition of the Chinese Olympic team.
The Beijing 2008 hosts were thrashed by the Bundesliga leaders, playing in front of Jürgen Klinsmann who will take over from Ottmar Hitzfeld at the end of the season.
The win in the first leg of the Allianz Cup was witnessed by 53,000 fans and provided an ideal birthday present for Ottmar Hitzfeld, who was celebrating his 59th birthday.
Bayern played with all of their main stars - apart from Franck Ribéry who is on paternity leave after the birth of his second child.
Bayern took the lead within 60 seconds with Miroslav Klose finding the back of the net.
Mal Ting Zhu quickly equalised but goals from Mark van Bommel, Bastian Schweinsteiger and a We-Feng Li own goal made the half-time score 4-1.
Toni Kroos, Luca Toni and Jan Schlaudraff completed the rout, although Li grabbed another for the visitors.
The China side were involved in an infamous brawl during a match with Queen's Park Rangers and have been dogged by numerous disciplinary controversies.
Bayern however will be delighted to have shown that the form they showed in the opening weeks of the season appears to be making a return.