Picture : Germán Cano is the second Fluminense player to score a hat-trick in the Copa Libertadores (vs River Plate 5-1). The first to do so was Thiago Neves on 2 July 2008 against Liga de Quito (Ecuador).
Copa Libertadores: statistics on group stage match-day 3 (4 May)
*Germán Cano is the third Argentine player to achieve a hat-trick for a Brazilian team in Copa Libertadores, after Jonathan Calleri (scored 4 goals for São Paulo vs Trujillanos on 5 April 2016) and Marco Rubén (scored 3 goals for Athletico Paranaense vs Boca on 2 April 2019).
*Germán Cano is the third player to score a hat-trick against River Plate in the entire history of Copa Libertadores, after Luciano Figueroa (for San Lorenzo on 27 March 1973) and Luis Salinas (for Bolívar on 5 March 1991).
*Germán Cano is the 3rd player in the world football to score 3 hat-tricks in top-level games in 2023, after Erling Haaland and Karim Benzema.
*The Fluminense goalkeeper Fábio has played his 90th game in Copa Libertadores; he is now joint record holder among Brazilian players, along with his former colleague Rogério Ceni (also 90).
In the general ranking of players with most games in Copa Libertadores, they share 8th place.
*River Plate conceded as many as 5 goals for the first time in their history in a CONMEBOL tournament match.
*River Plate conceded 10 goals in the first 3 games of the group stage of Copa Libertadores for the first time in their history. The most goals they had conceded in the first three games before had been 9 in 1991.
*Dorlan Pabón (Atlético Nacional) is current top scorer of the tournament with 6 goals. He is just 2nd Colombian player to score 6+ goals in the first three rounds of an edition of Copa Libertadores, after Leonardo Fabio Moreno (for América de Cali in 2000).
Overall, Pabón is 6th player in the Copa Libertadores history to score so many goals at this stage of an edition.
*Dorlan Pabón has scored all 6 first goals of his team in Copa Libertadores 2023. The last player to score 6 consecutive goals for the same club in the competition was also a Colombian (Miguel Ángel Borja for Palmeiras in 2018).