Juventus already had a great president in the form of Edoardo Agnelli and a proper stadium on Corso Marsiglia. However, during the 1925-26 season, the final pieces of the puzzle came together. Jeno Karoly, a talented central midfielder from the great Hungarian side of the 1910s, took up the managerial reins and won over the football club, players and fans. However, it was another Hungarian, Hirzer, who proved to be the real trump card.
Juve emerged as winners of the Northern League’s group B and then squared up against reigning champions Bologna in the final. After two legs, the aggregate score was locked at 2-2 and the two teams were forced to play out a decider on 2 August in Milan, where the Bianconeri recorded a 2-1 triumph thanks to goals from Pastore and Vojak. Juventus then proceeded to coast to victory in the grand final against Alba di Roma, winner of the Central-Southern league, registering a resounding 7-1 success in Turin and then a 0-5 win in Rome.