Georgina Olivia scored the winner for Spain against Belgium ©Getty Images

Belgium’s women’s hockey team lost to Spain 1-2 while the men’s team triumphed 3-2 on penalties at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Pro League match at the Sportcentrum Wilrijkse Plein-Antwerpen in Belgium.

It was Belgium women who broke the deadlock in the fourth minute thanks to a penalty corner from Ambre Ballenghien.

However, Spain began to pile on the pressure soon after as Laura Barrios equalised in the 42nd minute.

A scramble in front of the goal led to multiple shots before the rebound fell to Barrios who tapped it in.

Less than 10 minutes after that, the sensational Georgina Olivia scored Spain’s second and the winner.

Oliva, who picked up the ball on the edge of the circle, dinked it over before firing it home with precision.

Barbara Nelen tried her best to inspire a Belgium comeback, but Spain’s defence remained determined until the end.

"I am really happy because we finally won," Olivia said after the game.

"All the hard work has paid off and we got the result.

"We didn't start well but we got momentum and flow later in the game but tomorrow we must do that for the complete game."

Tom Boom scored a brace for Belgium ©Getty Images
Tom Boom scored a brace for Belgium ©Getty Images

Spain moved to fifth in the FIH Pro League standings after today’s win while Belgium dropped to seventh position.

Among men, Belgium edged Spain 3-2 on penalties after the match ended 3-3.

Marc Reyne scored the first goal for Spain in 15 minutes after connecting a cross from former Argentine national Joaquin Menini.

Spain extended their lead through Marc Miralles in the third quarter.

A minute later, a blunder at the back helped Belgium claw one back through John-John Dohmen.

However, Spain restored their two-goal lead when Alvaro Iglesias converted a mis-hit penalty corner.

In the final quarter, Tom Boom shined for the Olympic champions scoring two goals in the 47th and 55th minute to send the game into penalties before Belgium clinched the points after a 3-2 shoot-out victory.  

The Belgium men’s team moved to sixth in the FIH Pro League after the win, just ahead of Spain who are in seventh place.