Real Madrid's fifth league win in a row means they sit second in La Liga for the first time since September, above Atletico Madrid.
Antoine Griezmann now has eight goals in as many games, his latest helping Atletico register their sixth win in seven league matches.
Atletico Madrid had 19 shots and, unusually for them, dominated possession.
Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d'Or, Cristiano Ronaldo was second, with France and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann completing the podium.
Loew insisted he was "very pleased" with the performance as Germany were much improved compared to the team that lost 3-0 against the Netherlands.
Antoine Griezmann is one of the most accomplished strikers in European football.
Sergio Ramos has launched a scathing attack on Antoine Griezmann's attitude after the French forward said he is on a par with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ballon d'Or has been won by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi a record five times apiece.
France were held to a 0-0 draw by Germany in Munich in a flat start to the new UEFA Nations League.
Antoine Griezmann insists he deserves to be on the podium for this year's Ballon d'Or after winning the World Cup and major silverware with Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid scored two goals in extra-time to beat Real Madrid 4-2 in the UEFA Super Cup.
This is the third edition of the Best FIFA awards following the end of a six-year merger between the FIFA honour and France Football's Ballon d'Or in 2016.
Mario Mandzukic, Antione Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe were the goal scorers for France as they lifted the FIFA World Cup trophy for the second time.
Antoine Griezmann finished top scorer at Euro 2016 with six goals but France lost the final to Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal on home soil.
France swung between good and indifferent on their way to the FIFA World Cup 2018 final.
World Cup 2018 Semi Final: Samuel Umtiti's header propelled France to tournament final for the first time in 12 years.
France and Belgium have only met twice at the World Cup, with their last meeting coming in the third-place match at Mexico 1986.