'Cristiano takes the penalties' - Ramos and Ronaldo will avoid Neymar-Cavani incident

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The Real Madrid skipper says there is no chance of the Blancos enduring a similar on-field spat as PSG as their plans are clearly laid out pre-match

Sergio Ramos is confident Real Madrid can avoid a Neymar-Edinson Cavani penalty spat as he and Cristiano Ronaldo have spot-kick rights.

If the Blancos have their talismanic Portuguese forward on the field, then he will step up from 12 yards when required.

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In his absence, then the responsibility will fall to club captain Ramos.

That plan is laid out before any given game, allowing Real to steer clear of the kind of on-field bickering which recently saw Paris Saint-Germain’s high-profile frontmen make unwelcome headlines.

Ramos told France Football on the situation at Santiago Bernabeu: "Cristiano takes the penalties and if he is not there, I take them.

“There is a third person designated before each game. It's the best way to avoid problems, to have everything agreed and pay attention to the small details.”

On September 17, PSG took in a Ligue 1 home date with Lyon. They were to collect a 2-0 victory, but the contest was marred by clashes between Neymar and Cavani.

Neymar Cavani penalty PSG

The Brazilian took control of a second-half free-kick, with the assistance of countryman Dani Alves, before being waved aside as his Uruguayan colleague missed a penalty.

PSG have attempted to play down the incident, but questions are being asked of the squad harmony at Parc des Princes.

While confident that no such sparring will occur in the Spanish capital, Ramos believes that events in France will also sort themselves out eventually.

He added: "With regards to Neymar and Cavani, two big players, I am sure that will arrive at an agreement.”

Neymar, Cavani, Ronaldo and Ramos have all been included on the 30-man shortlist for the 2017 Ballon d’Or.

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Ronaldo is the current holder of that award and has taken the prize in three of the last four years.

Eternal rival Lionel Messi swept to four successive awards prior to that, with the Barcelona forward currently boasting five wins to Ronaldo’s four.

Breaking that duopoly is the challenge facing the likes of Cavani and Ramos, with the latter in the running to become the first defender to claim the trophy since Italy’s World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro in 2006.

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