Zenit set date with Florence

St Petersburg, May 2:

Zenit St Petersburg booked their first UEFA Cup final place in Manchester on May 14 after out-classing Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich with a 4-0 rout in Russia.

Zenit left the German giants reeling with a 5-1 defeat on aggregate. Last week’s first leg finished 1-1.

Pavel Pogrebnyak smashed his free-kick at the Bayern wall and Franck Ribery’s leap allowed the ball to fly under his legs into the Munich net after just four minutes. Konstantin Zyrianov fired past Bayern goalkeeper Oliver Kahn in the 39th.

Victor Fayzulin headed past Kahn in the 54th and Pogrebnyak shot past Kahn in the 73rd minute. Zenit will play their first European final when they travel to the City of Manchester Stadium in a fortnight to play Florence, who beat Rangers 4-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw in Italy.