Pia Maertens scored twice for Germany against Spain ©Getty Images

Germany moved into fourth place with a 3-0 win over Spain in the latest women's International Hockey Federation (FIH) Pro League match, taking place in Düsseldorf.

On home soil, Pia Maertens scored twice at the Deutscher Sportklub to help her team to a one-sided result.

In the first quarter, Maertens scored the opener after 12 minutes, which was enough to give the team a one-goal lead at half-time.

The second quarter saw the only disciplinary issue throughout the match, with Clara Badia receiving a green card.

Accuracy was important in the third quarter, with Lena Micheel and Maertens scoring in the 36th and 43rd minutes respectively.

Lena Micheel got on the scoresheet for Germany today too ©Getty Images
Lena Micheel got on the scoresheet for Germany today too ©Getty Images

It was all defence for Germany in the final quarter, failing to register a shot throughout the 15 minutes, but crucially stopped Spain from scoring from any of their seven attempts, thanks to in-form goalkeeper Nathalie Kublaski.

The victors were incisive with the ball, scoring three from five shots while Spain were stopped by Kublaski on several attempts, with 15 shots.

Germany now sits on seven points from six matches, behind Argentina, India and The Netherlands.

Argentina have won all four of their matches and sit on 12 alongside India, who have played six.

The Dutch team have played four too and have 11 points.

Germany's victory saw them leapfrog Spain, who are on six along with Belgium, with both teams playing six matches.