Croatia put paid to Italy's unbeaten record in the EuroBasket Women Additional Qualifying Round with a 75-64 victory in Crikvenica on Monday evening.
The result lifted the Croatians to second place in Group B, but the triumph didn't prevent the Azzurre (3-1) from progressing to this year's Final Round in Latvia.
Belgium kept alive their slim hopes of finishing top of EuroBasket Women Additional Qualifying Round Group B with an 86-75 home victory over Croatia.
The Belgians won for the first time to leave both sides with 1-2 records, while Italy are top of the pool at 2-0.
Italy claimed a decisive triumph over Croatia on Saturday night in Venice to take the inside track to a place at this year's EuroBasket Women in Latvia.
The Azzurre, fresh off an impressive midweek road victory in Belgium, rolled to an 83-50 win.
Ukraine came from behind to beat Bulgaria 81-76 on Sunday. Now both sides have turned their gaze to Germany, the other team in Group A of the EuroBasket Women Additional Qualifying Round.
For Volodymyr Bryukhovetskiy's Ukrainians, there will be no shortage of confidence on Wednesday in Kyiv against the Germans following the vital road triumph in Bulgaria.