Ciro Immobile scored from the penalty spot in the left.
Italy and Austria will play the quarter-finals of the European Football Championship at Wembley Stadium in London. The score is now 0-0 after the first half.
Italy won the best place at the opening half Ciro ImmobileAfter 32 minutes, a mistake by the home side’s left defense allowed Tomasz Kowalski to get through.
The winner of the match will face the winner of the Belgium-Portugal match in the semi-finals.
Italy won all three of their matches in the first half with a goal difference of 7-0. At the same time, the country stretched the pipeline of its lossless national matches to the length of 30 matches. Italy also has the second 30-loss losing streak in its history, which it reached in 1935-1939.
Austria, ranked second in its block, had two wins and a loss from the first block.
Austria last defeated Italy more than six decades ago: it was better in the practice match played in December 1960 with a score of 2-1.
Since that match, the teams have faced 13 times before Midsummer’s Day. Italy have won ten matches, there are three draws.
The news is updated.