Italy goalscorer Federico Chiesa: "Austria played well but we had our chances and we scored a couple of good goals.
"I think we deserve to go through. We are a group of 26 players and all of us are eager to help the team win games.
"This is what made the difference tonight."
Austria forward Marko Arnautovic: "It's hard for me to find the words. If luck goes our way, we win the game in 90 minutes.
"We played really well and created chances, but we could have finished them off better at times.
"Compliments to the team and everyone involved."
Austria midfielder Florian Grillitsch: "We were missing a few per cent, but we can be proud.
"We held our own against a very, very good Italy. I think Italians now know that we can play very good football."