The German champions, chasing a record-extending eleventh league crown, had possession however have been far much less efficient than their opponents who appeared to be snatching the three factors courtesy of Ellyes Skhiri‘s fourth minute volley on the far publish.
However Kimmich scored with a long-range effort to carry leaders Bayern to 36 factors.
Buoyed by final week’s 7-1 demolition of Werder Bremen, Cologne have been sharper all through the primary half and a step quicker to the ball, preserving Bayern, who face Paris St Germain within the Champions League final 16 subsequent month, nicely away from their field.
The Bavarians utterly dominated after the break however regardless of the one-sided visitors couldn’t discover a approach to rating for a lot of the second half.
Substitute Thomas Mueller had their greatest probability however Marvin Schwaebe tipped his Eightieth-minute header over the bar. The keeper was overwhelmed, nevertheless, when Kimmich’s missile went in off the bar within the final minute.