Switzerland performed late heroics to come back from two goals down, as they beat Slovenia 3-2 on Saturday evening in Basel.
The visitors opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time through Milivoje Novakovic and they doubled their lead just three minutes after the break, as Chievo defender Bostjan Cesar leapt highest at a corner.
Vladimir Petkovic’s men would have to wait until the 80th minute to find a way back into the contest, as the coach’s second half substitutions paid dividends with emphatic results.
Josip Drmic’s brace either side of a Valentin Stocker strike completed a devastating finale from the hosts, as they rose to 15 points in Group E, five ahead of third-placed Estonia, a commanding position for automatic qualification to Euro 2016 with only three games remaining.
This evening sees Mario Mandzukic back in action for Croatia, who take on Norway in Oslo with both sides, along with Italy, vying for the top two spots in Group H.
The Azzurri, who currently sit second in the table, host Bulgaria, with Gigi Buffon set to win his 150th cap.