Germany extended its lead at the top of Euro 2012 qualifying Group A to move closer to the finals in Poland and Ukraine next year with a comfortable 4-0 win over Kazakhstan.
Bayern Munich pair
The win gives
In Group B, leader
Slovakia laboured to a narrow 1-0 win over basement-dweller Andorra to join Russia at the top of Group B.
Filip Sebo got the only goal in the 21st minute to send Slovakia on to 10 points from five games.
But a series of chances to add a second came to nought, setting up a nervous finish for the visitor.
The Republic of Ireland is also part of the three-way tie at the top of the group thanks to a 2-1 win over FYR Macedonia.
Aiden McGeady's early goal gave it a dream start, before Robbie Keane pounced on a goalkeeping error to double the lead.
Ivan Trickovski pulled one back on the stroke of half-time and it took a brilliant second-half save from Keiren Westwood to earn Ireland the win.
Bosnia-Herzegovina went into its Group D clash with
In the final game in Group D, Belarus' hopes of qualification for Euro 2012 were dealt a blow as it suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Albania in Tirana.
Hamdi Salihi grabbed the only goal of the game for Albania just after the hour mark as it moved level on points with its opponent, although it remains below it on goal difference.
In Group F, morning leaders
The strike extended Georgia's great start to life under coach Temuri Ketsbaia, with it now 10 games unbeaten under his charge.
The win put it on to nine points, just one behind
A header from Vassilis Torosidis with the last touch of the game helped 10-man Greece beat Malta 1-0 and move to the top of Group F.
With Croatia having lost earlier in the day, Greece knew a win would put it at the summit but, for 93 minutes it, and striker Kostas Katsouranis in particular, was denied by the brilliance of goalkeeper Justin Haber.
The 2004 winner looked stumped, especially when Socratis Papastathopoulos was sent off with six minutes left but, in the 94th minute, Torosidis denied Malta its first point of qualifying.
Elsewhere in the group,
Elyaniv Barda gave it the lead in a first half it dominated, and
But it hung in and Kaspars Gorkss looked to have given it a point with an equaliser just after the hour until Kayal struck with nine minutes left.
England won the battle of
The game was over inside the opening 15 minutes, with
It and joint leader Montenegro received a huge boost later in the day as
A draw leaves the pair six points adrift at the halfway stage in Group G with Wales anchored at the foot of the table.
Chryssis Michael saw his penalty saved in the 21st minute and
Erik Huseklepp's goal nine minutes from time maintained Norway's unbeaten record in qualifying as Denmark missed the chance to pull level with its Scandinavian rival at the summit of Group H in a 1-1 draw.
A cagey encounter produced little in the way of goalmouth action before Dennis Rommedahl fired the Danes ahead just before the half-hour, and the veteran winger was unlucky not to wrap up the points after the break when he fired against the crossbar.
Norway's toothless performance made a mockery of its 100 percent record coming into the match but the host got out of jail late on when Huseklepp got in behind the Denmark defence to snatch a barely-deserved equaliser.