Again choosing to rotate his squad, and leaving out the little magician Zach Clough altogether, Wanderers boss Neil Lennon will have been left with plenty of food for thought - as his side was outplayed for large periods of the game and showed an all-too-familiar defensive weakness.
In came Darren Pratley to captain the side, along with Mark Davies - both of whom had only played the second half against Graz in Kumberg at the weekend. Out went Oscar Threlkeld and Clough.
Ben Amos and trialist Stephen Dobbie had the stand-out performances from the men in (all) white, whilst Gary Madine again impressed up top.
The German side took the lead when former Hull City striker Nick Proschwitz slotted home a penalty, conceded when the aforementioned Amos misjudged a through ball, only to bring down the Paderborn man.
However, Wanderers soon got back in the game through Madine, who coolly lobbed the opposition goalkeeper from fully 30 yards ensuring that the sides would go in level at half-time.
Despite a fairly even start to the second 45, Wanderers soon fell behind following a good header from Mahir Saglik. Then, Marcel Ndjeng smashed in a third from fully 35 yards out to make it 3-1 - it really was a great goal and the Wanderers keeper could do nothing about it.
A fourth would come via Idir Ouali, giving the scoreline a very unflattering edge from a Wanderers perspective.
Now Sammy Lee would have come out of the game with some of his famous positives, but even he might have struggled to glean anything too clever from that.
Bolton Wanderers: Amos (Fitzsimons 69), White (Taylor 46), Dervite, Derik, Twardzik (Moxey 46), Hall, Pratley (Danns 65), Davies (Spearing 46), Feeney, Dobbie, Madine (Walker 65)
Unused substitutes: Kellett, Maher, Medo