Pessina's goal means Italy will play the runner-up from Group C in the next round, with Wales facing the team that comes second in Group B.
Premier League: Chelsea's lack of pace and fight against Manchester City a reflection of their low self-esteem
A fear psychosis engulfed Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium. In spite of having played their previous league game on Thursday, it was Manchester City which looked fresh and vibrant.
Conte has repeatedly expressed his desire to honour the remaining 18 months of his contract and now wants a public vote of confidence from his employers.
January transfer window: AS Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco hesitant to let 'important' Edin Dzeko leave for Chelsea
Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco said on Saturday he was reluctant to part with Edin Dzeko, adding that he had only just become aware of the Serie A club's need to sell.
Premier League: AS Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco says he's reluctant to let Chelsea target Edin Dzeko leave
AS Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco said Saturday he was reluctant to part with Edin Dzeko, adding that he had only just become aware of the Serie A club's need to sell.
AS Roma suffered a major European humiliation on Tuesday, when they had two players sent off, losing 3-0 at home to Porto and missed out on the Champions League group stage