Okotie scores hat-trick for new club

Rubin Okotie is on his way to making his new team’s starting eleven after scoring three goals for 1. FC Nürnberg in a friendly yesterday (Sun).The national team striker – who joined the German Bundesliga team from Austrian vice champions Austria Vienna – scored the 2-0, 3-0 and 8-0 in the side’s 15-0 victory over amateur club FV Bellenberg.Former Slovakian national team ace Marek Mintal netted the most goals as he found the net four times.LASK Linz beat Slovakian club Spartak Trnava 1-0 thanks to a goal by midfielder Daniel Sobkova who joined the side coached by Helmut Kraft from second-league club Austria Lustenau a few weeks ago.Austrian Bundesliga rivals SV Ried only reached a 2-2 draw against Czech club SK Dynamo České Budějovice.Rapid Vienna lost against Belgium champions RSC Anderlecht 1-2. Striker Rene Gartler netted for the team of Peter Pacult who will meet Wacker Innsbruck in the first round of the 2010/2011 Bundesliga season on Sunday.The friendly between Sturm Graz and Premiership giants Blackburn Rovers – who are targeting Rapid ace Nikica Jelavic – ended goalless, while Austria Vienna beat Burgenland amateur side SV Oberwart 2-0.Austria Vienna coach Karl Daxbacher announced on Friday that Argentine defender Fernando Troyansky, 32, will return after one year with Austria KärntenSturm Graz star Daniel Beichler is meanwhile expected to join German second-league side Hertha BSC Berlin for next season.Around 15 Austrian footballers are currently under contract with German top-flight and second-league clubs.