Last Updated: 23/06/10 10:18pm
The game deserved more than just one goal but both sides will settle for this scoreline as it means both progress. Ghana are likely to be the only Africans to progress, which is a shame for the continent in its first tournament, but they'll have the whole of Africa behind them against the USA.
Full time in the Soccer City Stadium. It's also full-time in the Group's other game, it finished 2-1 to Australia so Ghana go through as runners-up and play USA. Germany win the group and set up a mouth-watering meeting with their old foes England.
Ghana remain in second position as it stands, but another Serbia goal could knock them out. Three minutes have been added for stoppages.
Germany are keeping the ball neatly now, reluctant to surge forward for fear of being caught on the break.
This group is incredibly tight, but the Germans just need to hold their nerve here for 5 more minutes plus stoppages to set up a meeting with England.
If Germany and Australia were to add one more each to the respective scores, Ghana would be out of the tournament.
Here though, Germany are not sitting back on their 1-0 lead, they want a second but Ghana are by no means out of this one, they still look dangerous.
Jansen sees his run halted by Mensah on the wing. Meanwhile, the Aussies have a second in the other game!
Sarpei collapses in a heap after receiving the ball in the face at full pelt. He require treatment as play is halted temporarily.
Podolski wins a free-kick on the left wing for Germany. Meanwhile, Tim Cahill's goal in the other game does not affect Ghana's position, they remain second as it stands.
Cacau fluffs his lines once again when teed up inside the penalty area, surely Mario Gomez needs to warm up to come on and kill this game off?
Gyan brilliantly tees up Ayew with a backheel but the latter has his shot heroically blocked by Lahm.
Ghana have another corner, a great response from the Africans, who remain in second place as it stands, despite the score.
Ghana almost hit back immediately and win a corner, which Neuer fumbles, only to be let off the hook by his defence.
What a strike! Muller cuts in from the right and finds Ozil in space on the edge of the box, his first touch sets up the half-volley and he rifles it right into the top corner from inside the D. Smashing goal!
A slick passing move from the Germans breaks down with the final ball, which is just misplaced by Cacau.
Big, big chance for Ghana to move top of this group. Asamoah is nodded into his path and his pace causes problems for the German defence, but he can only miss-kick his shot straight at Neuer.
Schweinsteiger wins a free-kick in the centre of the field, he'll be hoping for a more influential half this time around.
Schweinsteiger's delivery evades everyone and bounces right in front Kingson, who reacts ever so quickly to palm the goal-bound ball away from goal.
Asamoah goes down under a challenge from Schweinsteiger, who puts the ball into touch rather sportingly.
Ayew dummies Jerome Boateng and feeds in an inviting cross for KP Boateng, who can't get a good enough contact with his head to direct on target.
Khedira shows inventive flair as he flicks up the ball for Cacau to volley but Kingson is down sharp to make the save.
Gyan tries a cheeky effort from a tight angle with Neuer off his line, he's growing in confidence it appears, the Ghana striker.
It's difficult to predict which way an opener could go at this stage, both teams look lively going forward.
Ozil now wastes an even better chance as he is put straight through on goal with no surrounding defenders, unlike Gyan, but he can't beat the onrushing Kingson.
Gyan is having a frustrating time up front and all Ghana's chances seem to be falling to him as this time he stumbles on the ball when straight through.
Cacau's intended cross looks more like a shot it is that bad but Ghana wont complain, they have possession.
Germany have sensed the danger from Ghana and have calmly slowed the pace of the game down with neat, accurate passes.
Podolski tries an ambitious volley from a tight angle but he slices the cross and Ghana will regroup from the goal kick.
Gyan tries to make amends by shooting from distance but his effort is wayward which will only frustrate his teammates further.
Gyan misses a glorious opportunity to put the Africans in front as he takes too long on a cut back following good work by from Annan!
Germany almost take the lead as a deflected Podolski cross is diverted on target, only for Kingson to turn wide!
Jonathan Mensah and Khedira race for the ball but only the touchline wins and Ghana have a goalkick.
Podolski shoots from range and his well struck effort deflects out for the first corner of the game for Germany.
The Germans break with Muller down the right but his low cross is too close to Kingson, who reads the danger well.
First shot on target of the match goes to Germany and Cacau, who bursts down the right wing and, with little support, he opts to shoot but directs it straight into the path of Kingson in Ghana's goal.
A sliced clearance from Neuer in the Germany goal will encourage the Ghanaians but the Germans are back on the ball.
Ghana get the game underway inside Soccer City and make a positive attack from the off, ending with Aye shooting off target.
The players are out on the field for their respective national anthems as kick-off nears, stay tuned to see how this one unfolds.
We all know Germany have a history with penalties in the World Cup, but so too do Ghana in their two appearances to date. They've been awarded a generous four penalties in just games on the biggest stage and they've scored three of them.
His half brother is not where the buck stops with Kevin-Prince Boateng and Germany - It was his tackle in the FA Cup final that forced Michael Ballack out of the tournament.
Kick off is under 20 minutes away now and, looking at the team-sheet, you wonder how the Germans will do without Klose up front.
Jerome has been selected by Germany coach Joachim Loew to play left back instead of Holger Badstuber for this match at Soccer City. Loew also opts for Brazil-born Cacau up front in place of the suspended Miroslav Klose.
Incidentally, Kevin-Prince Boateng of Ghana is in direct competition with his half brother - German international Jerome Boateng.
So, after England managed to sneak through their group earlier in the day, Ghana and Germany know a win could well set up a second-round meeting with Fabio Capello's much improved side. Could that play on the minds of these two teams? Would they prefer to meet the USA or will they both go for the win since progress is far from certain?
Germany: Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Arne Friedrich, Per Mertesacker, Jerome Boateng, Thomas Mueller, Sami Khedira, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Lukas Podolski, Mesut Ozil, Cacau. Subs: Wiese, Jansen, Aogo, Tasci, Kiessling, Badstuber, Trochowski, Kroos, Marin, Gomez, Butt.