Sturm present two new players

Sturm Graz have signed two players shortly before the end of the summer transfer period.Club’s executive manager Oliver Kreuzer announced today (Thurs) he had agreed with bosses at German Bundesliga giants Werder Bremen on a loan deal for left-back Timo Perthel.Kreuzer – a former Bayern Munich defender – added that the squad would also be joined by Cameroonian midfielder Patrick Mevoungou from Canon Yaoundé.Sturm, who won the 2010 ÖFB Cup, are currently in sixth place in the 10-team Austrian Bundesliga.The team of Franco Foda face Italian club Juventus in the second leg of the final UEFA Europa League knockout stage tonight. Last week’s first leg was won 2-1 by Juve.Rapid Vienna – who are reportedly interested in Dutch striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink – meet English club Aston Villa tonight after a 1-1 draw last week.Rapid’s rivals Austria Vienna host Thessaloniki F.C. The Greek club won the first leg 1-0.Austrian title-holders Red Bull Salzburg will compete in the Europa League group stage after failing to enter the UEFA Champions League’s main stage. The team coached by Huub Stevens only reached a 1-1 draw on Tuesday against Israeli champions Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C., who won last week’s first leg 3-2.It was the Bulls’ fourth failed attempt to play on the Champions League level since the club was founded in 2005.The Austrian Bundesliga table after five rounds:SV Ried, 12 pointsWacker Innsbruck, 10Rapid Vienna, 9Austria Vienna, 8Kapfenberg, 8Sturm Graz, 7Magna Wiener Neustadt, 7Red Bull Salzburg, 4LASK Linz, 0SV Mattersburg, 0