Israel international striker ROBERTO COLAUTTI delivered the goods at the end to make the managerial debut of former Israel international midfielder MOTTI IVANIR a successful one as FC MACCABI TEL AVIV defeated BEITAR JERUSALEM 1-0 and moved into third place in Ligat ha’Al.
Colautti, who led the Israeli top flight with 19 goals in 30 games for the 2004-05 campaign, scored 39 goals in 90 league games on behalf of FC Maccabi Haifa before transferring to Borussia Moenchengladbach of the German second division in the summer of 2007; the 28-year-old Argentina-born striker scored six goals in 47 Bundesliga matches the past two seasons for die Fohlen before joining FC Maccabi Tel Aviv this summer on a free transfer.
Colautti’s match-winner today for The Yellows, which arrived in the 79th minute of the match against Beitar Jerusalem, was just his third in Ligat ha’Al this term.
Israel international striker ROBERTO COLAUTTI (9) scores Borussia Moenchengladbach’s second goal against Germany international goalkeeper TIM WIESE of Werder Bremen during the Bundesliga match at Borussia Park in North Rhine-Westphalia on January 30 of 2010. (Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images)