In a charity soccer game in Germany, Dirk Nowitzki channeled Simone Zaza’s...unfortunate Euro penalty miss for Italy.
Soccer fans remember Simone Zaza’s bizarre, awfully taken penalty in this summer’s Euro 2016 quarterfinal that essentially cost Italy a win over Germany.
NBA fans may not, but guess who’s from Germany? Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki.
Dirk captained a team in a charity celebrity soccer match in honor of race car driver Michael Schumacher, who was gravely injured in a skiing accident.
As he has a way of doing, Dirk got to the line (spot, really) and lined up for a penalty kick. He then did his best Zaza (no, not Pachulia).
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Nowitzki’s finish was eerily reminiscent of Bastian Schweinsteiger’s.