Lille handed Monaco their first loss of the French Ligue 1 season with a hard-fought 2-0 win on Sunday as Nolan Roux's brace proved to be the difference, while Bordeaux beat Nice 2-1 and hosts Montpellier held Nantes 1-1.
Marseille beat Bastia 2-1 to keep Paris Saint-Germain waiting for the Ligue 1 title, while Lille suffered a blow in their hopes to finish in the league's top four, with a 4-2 defeat to Toulouse.
Lille were stunned by a late fightback by Sochaux, as a three-goal fightback saw their game end 3-3, with Vincent Nogueira the hero as he scored twice in the final six minutes.
England are fast becoming one of Montenegro's most familiar opponents, but despite two confidence-building draws for the six-year-old nation, Simon Vukcevic told FIFA.com he is expecting a tough test in Podgorica.
FIFA.com looks ahead to today's 24 qualifying matches in Europe, with the meeting of Croatia and Serbia just one of several tasty encounters in prospect.
Lille's Marko Basa usually lets his skills on the pitch speak for him, but the Montenegrin international was happy to open up to FIFA.com to chat about his time in France and his country's success in FIFA World Cup Qualifying.