The experienced goalkeeper didn't have a great deal to do, but made routine saves and had no chance with Chanot's header.
Went close with a late strike that was saved well by Moris. Covered well at the back post to defuse a couple of dangerous situations.
M. De Sciglio
Broke down the left-hand side whenever possible and covered around at the back post well when required.
Aerially dominant and made a number of important clearances deep in his own area.
A solid performance from the Juve man, who didn't set a foot wrong.
Played ahead of De Rossi with the additional freedom allowing for the maestro to pick several good through balls despite receiving rough treatment.
D. De Rossi
Sat in front of the back four and was an option throughout, as well as making a couple of needed clearances.
Took his header brilliantly, steering a Balotelli cross into the far corner. Full of energy and worked hard.
A bright showing from the PSG midfielder, who slid several incisive balls through for Balotelli.
Hard-working outing from the Lazio man, who went close with several strikes from outside the box.
Provided a fantastic outside-of-the-boot assist for Marchisio's goal, but just couldn't score. Hit the bar with his best chance.
The former Standard Liege goalkeeper made a few smart reaction saves and commanded his area fairly well.
Stuck close to Balotelli throughout, putting just enough pressure on the Milan forward to put him off several chances.
Popped up all over the pitch for Luxembourg, showing real desire and commitment, as well as the odd glimpse of quality. Provided the corner delivery for Chanot's equalizer.
His near-post header was the fullback's important contribution, earning Luxembourg an unlikely draw.
Struggled to deal with Pirlo but pressed reasonably well and provided energy.
Worked hard in midfield and was responsible for a couple of reasonable back post deliveries as the minnows played direct.
Was beaten on several occasions by De Sciglio, but did recover well. Delivered a couple of good crosses from deep.
Sat in defensive midfield but wasn't able to protect his defense because of Italy often looking wide or over the top.
Struggled against Candreva in the first half and didn't have the quality to make deliveries from deep, so was replaced at the break.
A fairly quiet game from the visitors' most likely source of goals, as he didn't carve out any chances for himself nor others.
Provided with a number of great crosses but was either denied by Chiellini or failed to make contact with the ball.