Argentina's women beat Spain 1-0 at the Estadio Betero in Valencia ©Getty Images

Argentina secured 1-0 victories in both the men's and women's matches against Spain in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Pro League in the Estadio Betero in Valencia.

In the women's fixture, Las Leonas came to Spain unbeaten in their previous six matches making them the only team in the league to have won all their matches to date.

Argentina started the match ferociously and within four minutes their pressure paid off as Victoria Granatto got on the end of a defence-splitting through ball from her sister Maria and wrong footed the goalkeeper to draw first blood.

The attacks continued from both sides but they could not find the net in a breathless first half.

Argentina went on the defensive in the second half and managed to quell all of Spain's efforts in the final third to seal victory.

"Spain is really good team and it was a good game," said player of the match Eugenia Trinchinetti of Argentina.

"We are happy to be here in Valencia, it is really beautiful.

"We are happy with that win and we are preparing for the World Cup so we are looking forward to tomorrow’s game."

The result sees Argentina climb to second place with 21 points after seven games, behind India who sit on 22 points.

The men's fixture also got off to a similar high intensity and saw the Spanish defence buckle within 13 minutes.

An error by Enrique Gonzales in the Spanish third allowed Tomas Domene to steal the ball and burst towards the goal before beating Mario Garin in goal with a well-placed strike.

The third quarter saw both teams slow the game down in a bid to control possession.

Martin Ferreiro came close to doubling the lead in the only action of the final quarter but despite beating the goalkeeper his shot was cleared off the line.

"I think we played well today," said player of the match Domene.

"Spain is a top team but we tried to play our best level.

"We gave it 100 per cent and played our game, with our tactics."

Argentina are second in the men's standings with 22 points from 11 games and sit five points behind leaders India.

The two teams in both divisions are due to play again tomorrow in Valencia with the women's fixture due to get underway at 1pm local time and the men's match scheduled to begin at 4.30pm.