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After Lionel Messi Accepts $100,000,000 Offer to Join Inter Miami, 41 Year Old F1 Legend’s Mega Achievement Becomes More Valuable

Published 06/08/2023, 5:02 AM EDT

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“GOAT”, with 7 Ballon d’Or and a world cup, only one name strikes a chord that resonates with the very soul of football: Lionel Messi. However, just when everyone thought they had witnessed the completion of football’s ultimate masterpiece, Messi’s shocking transfer to Inter Miami left the world gasping in disbelief. Has Messi truly completed football, or will he continue to astound us with his magic on the sun-drenched pitches of Inter Miami?

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Though his absence from European football is undoubtedly a loss, his crowning achievement came in 2022 when he lifted the FIFA World Cup, demonstrating his mastery of the game on the grandest stage. Lionel Messi, at 35, to join Inter Miami, Meanwhile, in the realm of Formula 1, a legendary figure has defied age and expectations. These remarkable feats blur the lines between reality and myth, magnifying the significance of their achievements on the sporting landscape.


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The little boy from Rosario has sent shockwaves through the hearts of fans, who had anticipated his return to Barcelona. The football universe remains astounded by Lionel Messi’s audacious move to join the ranks of Inter Miami with a record-breaking $100,000,000 offer and start a slow coast into the sunset like David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimović before him.

Meanwhile, the Formula 1 circuit has been graced by the resurgence of Fernando Alonso. At 42 years old, Alonso has proven that age is no barrier to success. Outshining his younger rivals, the Spanish driver has claimed five podium finishes out of seven races in the 2023 season, reminding the world of his immense talent and determination. Already in the midst of an impressive campaign, surprising both fans and experts alike. With each race, he demonstrates his unwavering commitment to excellence and his hunger for victory showing the world who the real GOAT is.

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We know Leo Messi is magic, but Alonso has magic in him. So, as Messi embarks on his indifferent chapter in Miami, Alonso ignites the race tracks with his resurgent brilliance. Let us dare to dream and chase our own aspirations with the same fervor. For in the realm of sporting legends, the only limits that exist are the ones we impose upon ourselves.

Fernando Alonso’s F1 redemption


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After a decade-long winless streak, Alonso has reemerged as a formidable force in the sport. According to Mundodeportivo, His trainer, Edo Bendinelli, revealed the secret behind Alonso’s success—a return to his fitness regime from 2005. Bendinelli highlighted how Alonso’s muscle characteristics have allowed him to perform at the same level as he did in his prime.

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The transformation of his muscles and his impressive metabolic age, which is ten years younger than his actual age, have played a vital role in his resurgence. With Alonso back at his peak, his trainer shared insights into the meticulous training regime that prepared him for the 2023 season, including cross-country skiing and targeted muscle training. Alonso has showcased that dedication and perseverance can defy the limits of time.

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Vidhita is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports. Driven by her deep passion for motorsports and a love for the exhilaration of speed. Since 2016, she has been captivated by the world of F1 after watching a race with a relative, and her fascination has only grown stronger over the years.

Edited By: Varunkumaar Chelladurai