The Barcelona forward has revealed he was given a tape of the defender so he knew how to avoid getting provoked when Brazil met Portugal in September
Neymar, 21, could make his Clasico debut on Saturday and is likely to face the rugged centre-back, who he was up against in September's friendly between Brazil and Portugal, which the Selecao won 3-1.
But the attacker says he will not be "provoked" as he knows how to deal with the controversial Portuguese's style of play following a tape sent by the Brazil Football Confederation (CBF) before the friendly.
“They sent me a video and they also sent one to [fellow Brazil international] Thiago Silva so that we didn’t get provoked," he told Globo TV.
“It wasn’t just for my sake, it was for the sake of my team-mates too."
Neymar has scored two goals in eight league games for Barcelona this season.