Italian coach Giovanni De Biasi has made a great impression on Albania since taking over in 2011, with his side breaking back into Europe's top 30 sides after a lengthy absence.
Lazio struck late to break the hearts of Lecce and send themselves up to second in Serie A, with Miroslav Klose's capping off his brace in the 90th minute to beat their resilient hosts 3-2.
The race for first place promises to be an enthralling tussle as Group E pits together three sides – Norway, Slovenia and Switzerland – in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking top 30.
As the cheques continue to be written and the cash keeps flowing during the summer transfer window, FIFA.com rounds up the latest switches and swaps amongst the world's biggest clubs.
Lazio have sealed the double signing of goalkeeper Federico Marchetti from Cagliari and Lorik Cana from Galatasaray, but look set to lose Fernando Muslera to the Turkish outfit.
While the FIFA World Cup dominated attention, clubs continued to dip into the transfer market, with Obafemi Martins and Simon Kjaer just two of the players on the move.