Those who thought Bayern Munich might struggle in this period of transition might want to think again.
In the wake of Pep Guardiola’s departure, the German champions looked at ease as they thumped Inter Milan 4-1 in the United States.
Carlo Ancelotti replaced the Catalan, who left to join Manchester City, and, on tonight’s evidence, Bayern look primed to accomplish something they couldn’t under Guardiola: win the Champions League.
American starlet Julian Green scored a first-half hat-trick and Franck Ribery also found the net as Bayern ran riot.
Scroll down to watch the goals.
Green opens the scoring
Ribery doubles Bayern's lead
Green makes it three
And completes his hat-trick
Not Bayern's strongest XI
Roberto Mancini’s Inter Milan side weren’t at the races from the get go, conceding in the seventh minute and capitulating from there.
That said, Ancelotti’s side was without Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boating, Arjen Robben, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller, while Xabi Alonso was only introduced when the score was 4-0.
Scary stuff from the German giants.
Arsenal target Mauro Icardi scored a late consolation goal.