Most intimidating ground

This, combined with Boca's frenzied support, make it a venue to fear for the club's rivals and has lead to Boca's fans being nicknamed La Doce, "the 12th man".The pure horror of the Ali Sami Yen Stadium came to the forefront of the British media in the 1990's, as Galatasaray unearthed a decent team and started to do well in Europe.From cut-throat gestures from the fans to choreographed gunfire, many teams and their travelling supporters have left Instabul in a daze due to the sheer hostility they face.Bolshaya Sportivnaya stadium, also known as the Glavnaya Arena, looks like a clear remnant of the Soviet Union and its feel may cause anyone playing there to feel a certain sense of unease.Forget Barcelona's Nou Camp, Real Madrid's Bernabeu or even Bilbao's San Memes, the home of Valencia is the most atmospheric stadium in La Liga.Due to an extremely steep main stand, it must seem at times for opponent players that fans of Los Che are standing over you, a highly intimidating feeling even for the world's best.Introducing the 12 most intimidating stadiums in world football...Galatasaray's home, historically known as the Ali Semi Yen, has coined the phrase "welcome to hell" as a result of the reception it gives to visiting teams.

A host of key matches have been won due to the Reds' 12th man, just ask Chelsea or Dortmund fans.The stadium's full name is actually Estadio Alberto J.Armando, but is commonly referred to as La Bombonera, meaning the Chocolate Box, a reference to its shape - one totally flat stand along one side and then 3 other sheer sides, rising up almost vertically, giving the stadium fantastic acoustics.In a country full of impressively grand stadiums; the San Siro in Milan and Rome's Stadio Olimpico to name but a few, one Italian football home stands head and shoulders above its rivals in terms of its ability to intimidate.The Stadio San Paolo, the humble abode of Serie A giants Napoli, allows its uniquely NOwned by the government, the second largest football stadium in Georgia has a fearsome reputation, mainly as a result of a Euro 2004 qualifying match which saw the Republic of Ireland arrive in the capital Tblisi.

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