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AC Milan ended the surprising run of Hapoel Tel-Aviv, beating the Israeli team 2-0 Thursday to reach the UEFA Cup semifinals.

Also in the final four are Milan's crosstown rival Internazionale, Borussia Dortmund of Germany, and Feyenoord of the Netherlands.

In Milan, Portuguese midfielder Manuel Rui Costa scored off a free kick in the fifth minute, and Hapoel's Shimon Gershon headed in an own-goal right before halftime to help Milan win the home-and-home, total-goals series 2-1.

Hapoel won the teams' first game 1-0 at the neutral site of Nicosia, Cyprus. The venue was switched from Israel because of the escalating violence in the region, and security was tight Thursday.

Hapoel had the best showing by Israeli club in European competition, beating Italy's AC Parma and England's Chelsea to reach the quarterfinals.

Internazionale edged Valencia 1-0 in Spain to win the series 2-1; Dortmund beat visiting Czech club Slovan Liberec 4-0, after the teams tied 0-0 last week; and Feyenoord beat fellow Dutch club PSV Eindhoven 5-4 on penalty kicks after the teams tied 1-1 both last week and Thursday.