Espanyol hand Atletico Madrid their first LaLiga loss at the Wanda Atletico Madrid have been stunned by the incredible comeback made by Filipe Luis, which culminated in the Brazilian defender returning to action in the 2-0 loss to Espanyol after just 52 days on the sidelines, despite the fact many predicted he would miss the entire World Cup. On March 15, when the Spanish club faced Lokomotiv Moscow in the Europa League, the former Chelsea full back suffered a fibula fracture. He underwent surgery the day after the match and has been working intensely on returning to action before the end of the season. The Brazilian international has been forced to train alone and only watch his teammates during matches, yet it’s remarkable that he showed no lasting impact of such an injury during Sunday’s defeat to Espanyol. Diego Simeone now has an additional defensive option to utilise ahead of the Europa League final in Lyon. It was previously thought that Lucas Hernandez would continue to deputise, but now the first-choice left-back is likely to be fully fit by then.