The Brazilian has shown once more that class can overcome the barrier of age...
It took the former Brazil international superstar just six minutes to find the net, and Ancar Soliev struck 10 minutes before half-time to give the Asian Champions League quarter-finalists a cozy lead at the break.
But Rivaldo wasn't done tormenting his opponents, as he latched onto a Jasur Hasanov cross less than 15 minutes after the restart to notch up his second goal and went on to complete his treble in stoppage time.
The one-time Barcelona favourite is Bunyodkor's top scorer with 10 goals, two ahead of second-placed Soliev.
It was the Tashkent club's 12th straight victory. They sit six points ahead of Pakhtakor after 12 games each.
Mike Maguire, Goal.com