Ervin Skela's first-half free-kick inflicted another away defeat on Northern Ireland in Albania, where Stephen Craigan was twice denied by the woodwork.
Relegation-threatened Energie Cottbus struck twice in the second half to stun Wolfsburg 2-0 and cut their lead to two points with five matches left.
Bayern Munic produced another fine performance to down Energie Cottbus 4-1, but Hoffenheim remained on top of the German Bundesliga.
Albania appear on the brink of shaking off their long-standing image as one of Europe’s footballing minnows and are now back among the top 100.
Ahead of their upcoming game against Portugal in Braga, Albania and Energie Cottbus star Ervin Skela gave an exclusive interview to FIFA.com.