World Cup-winner Kylian Mbappe and Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani both scored as star-studded French champions Paris Saint-Germain outgunned illness-hit A-League champions Sydney FC 3-0 in stifling heat in Jiangsu.
The pair scored twice in quick succession during the first half, before youngster Metehan Guclu added a late third in the friendly at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre on Tuesday.
The Parisians were without the world's most expensive footballer as Brazilian superstar Neymar sat out the match with a minor hamstring strain.
PSG, however, included a host of big names with Cavani leading the forward line, Mbappe on the left flank and Germany star Julian Draxler in midfield.
Sydney FC, in contrast, were forced to field a pair of teenagers in the backline with 19-year-old academy debutant Harry van der Saag and 18-year Joel King both starting.
Captain Alex Wilkinson, key midfielder Brandon O'Neill and fullback Michael Zullo were among those unavailable leaving the Sky Blues with a slim five-man bench after illness struck the squad following their arrival in China.
With humidity levels high and temperatures hovering in the low thirties, PSG struggled for fluency in the early stages.
Their only moment of note in the opening half-hour saw Sydney FC goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne make an impressive fingertip save at full stretch to tip Cavani's impromptu flick onto the far post.
Milos Ninkovic thought he had given the A-League champions a shock lead on 36 minutes only for his close-range effort to be correctly ruled out for an earlier offside against Rhyan Grant.
But almost immediately Mbappe, whose every touch was cheered by the Chinese crowd, had the French side in the lead by firing home with a fierce finish after profiting from Juan Bernat's assist.
Cavani doubled the advantage two minutes before the break as the ageless forward deftly put away a rebound after Redmayne had blocked Pablo Sarabia's effort.
Sydney FC striker Adam Le Fondre seemed set to pull a goal back on the stroke of halftime, only to graze the outside of the post with only the goalkeeper to beat.
It was the best of several bright moments for the Sky Blues in possession, with the two-goal margin slightly flattering the Parisians.
The exhibition nature of the match was underlined with PSG changing all ten onfield players after the break.
PSG's largely youthful replacements picked up the intensity but Sydney FC largely held their own despite a disparity in possession, and had a strong claim for a penalty turned down.
Redmayne was barely tested in the Sydney FC goal and it wasn't until a minute from fulltime that Metehan Guclu netted a third with a sharp close-range flick.
Sydney FC will return to commence their season next Wednesday with a home FFA Cup match against a Brisbane Roar side coached by former Liverpool superstar Robbie Fowler.