Messi absence a big blow for Barcelona: Icardi

Football News: Inter captain Mauro Icardi now believes that his side can go head to head against the Spanish giants Barcelona on their next champions league encounter due to the absence of Lionel Messi.

Without Messi, Barcelona is just like other teams.

According to the Inter attacker Icardi without his countryman’s presence for Barcelona, now both the teams are on the same parameters.

On this Wednesday Barcelona will take on against Inter Milan in their Champions League clash, but the Catalan giants will miss the service of their ace, as he picked up an injury in their La Liga fixture against Sevilla on this Saturday.

Inter Milan and Barcelona have won their opening two group stage matches, now they are on the same points on the group, and the Inter skipper Icardi thinks this match will be a crucial match for both the teams.

The Serie A superstar stated: "It's a pity Messi can't be there because it's nice to play against great footballers like him, who is one of the best in the world,"

"He's a big miss and it means we can go head to head [with Leo gone] because we have the qualities needed to take them on."

Inter won their last Serie A match against their eternal rivals AC Milan on this Sunday by 1-0 goal, and after that win Inter will head at Camp Nou with full of confidence, Inter star man Icardi was the hero for the Black and Blue side, he scored the winner for them in the 92nd minute and grabbed 3 points for his side.