Miroslav Klose's goal was enough to give Germany a winning start to their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign. Klose struck six minutes into the second half as Germany edged out Belgium.
In a tight game there were chances for both teams early on, but Belgium could not find a way past Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and paid the price.
Romelu Lukaku was the first to test Neuer, but his shot was palmed away before Neuer held another effort from the striker.
At the other end, Bastian Schweinsteiger was off target after Vincent Kompany earned an early yellow card for hauling down Klose.
Newly-minted Real Madrid pair Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira then got involved as Ozil drilled a shot wide before Khedira's effort was parried away by Logan Bailly.
Both goalkeepers remained in the thick of the action, with Neuer holding Marouane Fellaini's effort before Bailly fumbled but ultimately kept out a Thomas Muller shot at the other end.
Jan Vertonghen was off target for Belgium in the 24th minute as the chances continued to come thick and fast.
Lukas Podolski sent a long-range effort wide before Fulham new boy Moussa Dembele forced a good save from Neuer, who tipped his shot around the post.
Germany scored with the first attack of the second half as Muller's ball found Klose for a simple finish.
Belgium tried to respond as Vertonghen's shot was held by Neuer before Fellaini sent an effort wide.
Muller went close to a second for Germany in the 70th minute, with Bailly tipping his shot around the post, and that proved to be the last decent chance as Germany shut up shop.