Kenny Cunningham: Full-strength Man City could give semi-finalists a run for their money

Ex-Ireland defender regards City as Champions League "outsiders" nevertheless

Kenny Cunningham: Full-strength Man City could give semi-finalists a run for their money

Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne, No 17, waves to the crowd as he is substituted during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain at the City of Manchester stadium in Manchester, England Tuesday, April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/ Jon Super)

Kenny Cunningham feels Manchester City would be the outsiders in the Champions League semi-finals.

The 2014 Premier League champions advanced to the last four for the first time in their history tonight after beating Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 on aggregate.

The former Ireland centre-back, who felt PSG were lethargic in their performance and homed in on manager Laurent Blanc's sudden decision to switch to an unfamiliar 3-5-2 formation, does think a full-strength City - with Yaya Toure in place of Jesus Navas but moved infield and Vincent Kompany at the back - would give the other semi-finalists a run for their money.

"That starting XI with Kompany back in the centre of defence could give any of those Top Three teams a game - Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Manchester City would be the outsiders but I certainly wouldn't rule them out over two legs with that kind of firepower and that kind of strength down the spine of the team," Kenny told Off The Ball post-match.