Ghana have had the best chances in the first half, as Germany are held to a goalless draw at the break of their exciting World Cup match.
Thomas Muller was hoping to add to his hat-trick in the 4-0 mauling of Portugal and Mats Hummels shook off a thigh injury, but Bastian Schweinsteiger wasn’t fit to start yet.
Ghana fell 2-1 to USA in the final minutes and were in dire need of a result.
Brothers Kevin Prince and Jerome Boateng faced off for different nations.
Ghana had a confident start, as Asamoah Gyan fired over from a Christian Atsucross, then the provider had his own shot to sting Manuel Neuer’s gloves and Muller came sliding in on a Mesut Ozil assist.
A long-range screamer from Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari again forced Neuerinto a save and the goalkeeper sprinted off his line to put off Gyan.
Muller rolled across the six-yard box, but Mario Gotze couldn’t quite get there in time for the tap-in.
Germany 0-0 Ghana (Half-Time)
Germany: Neuer; J Boateng, Mertesacker, Hummels, Howedes; Kroos, Lahm,Khedira; Ozil, Muller, Gotze
Ghana: Dauda; Afful, Mensah, Boye, Asamoah; Rabiu, Muntari; Atsu, P Boateng, A Ayew; A Gyan
Ref: Ricci (BRA)