FC Bayern Demolishes "Paulaner Dream Team"

GUANGZHOU, GUANGDONG - JULY 26: Franck Ribery and Xherdan Shaqiri (R) of Bayern Muenchen during a training session ahead the friendly match against VfL Wolfsburg as part of the Audi Football Summit 2012 on July 26, 2012 at the Tianhe Sports Stadium in Guangzhou, China. (Photo by Victor Fraile/Getty Images)

In today's Paulaner Cup de Sudens, the "Paulaner Dream Team" had to know they were going to be badly out-gunned. But perhaps they didn't realize exactly how badly, as FC Bayern romped in the sponsored friendly by a final of 15-0.

This certainly wasn't much of a test, but it was good to see the midfield and forwards working together and moving the ball around cleanly. Gomez obviously had a big day, but Ribery and Shaqiri also had some moments of brilliance (again ... consider the opposition).

Some video:

Ribery with a long-range strike:

Shaqiri with a smooth finish. Sort of being in the right place at the right time, but he still had to slide this one into the bottom-left corner as it was coming across his body:

Lahm from the spot. Sorry about the music, but I wanted to get these up right now:

Looks like the club is rounding into shape nicely for the upcoming Liga Total! Cup. After that, it's the DFB Super Pokal, against ... well, you know.

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