World number eight Spain gave Argentina, ranked second, a run for their money in the high-scoring Pool A match that produced end-to-end hockey.
The Los Leones had to dish out every trick from their arsenal to get the better of a fighting Spanish side, which matched their rivals in every department throughout.
The match was fast paced and the scoreline actually captures the intense battle that spectators witnessed in the stadium.
In the day’s second Pool A match, New Zealand scored two field goals through Kane Russell and Stephen Jenness to get the better of France.
France’s lone goal came a minute away from the final hooter through a penalty corner conversion by Victor Charlet Argentina will play New Zealand in their next pool match on December 3, while Spain will be up against France.