Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says Radamel Falcao is in the top three players in the world.

Falcao's superb match-winning free-kick at Real Sociedad at the weekend took his season tally to 12 in all competitions, having last term netted 36 goals in his maiden campaign with Atletico.

Asked if he thought it was unfair Falcao was not being talked about as a candidate to win the Ballon D'Or, Simeone said: "Absolutely. He was the leading scorer in the last two Europa Leagues, won them both, won the European Supercopa....he is among the three best players in the world.

"Ronaldo and Messi have shown what they can do but he has nothing to be jealous of anybody else for."