With Boca's army of fans in full voice it's a venue that seems, quite literally, to be rocking.The stadium's full name is actually Estadio Alberto J.And their was no let up, the atmosphere reaching fever-pitch shortly before kick off, continuing throughout the entire game, a relentless mass of male bodies moving and chanting.
Be it a game involving the Croatia national team, or a home match for Dinamo Zagreb, the Maksimir can be an extremely hostile place to be.
The Croatian and Zagreb fans are renowned for their noise and movement on the terraces, creating an almost mesmerising effect for opposition players and fans alike.
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.
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".
If there's a more intimidating place for away fans who watch football live or opposition players to have to play it, then we've yet to come across it.
It's like a gentle Sunday morning stroll down to the newsagents in comparison with trips to our 10 intimidating stadiums from around the world...This is how you get banned from the competition immediately after ending a 20-year absence."Take a walk on the wild side" sang Lou Reed, apparently about a journey around tough New York. Situated as it is in the colourful La Boca area of Buenos Aires, a Superclasico trip into this neighbourhood for the more upper-class followers of River Plate is precarious in itself.They leave it all on the field – well, in the stands – and head home without a voice, already planning for the week ahead.These fans live for football on Saturdays and have been dreaming of the opening kickoff ever since the final whistle blew last season.They drink the Kool-Aid, ride the hype train, and can’t wait to scream at the top of their lungs and send your team packing.