Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti coached his last game as interim manager for the Mexico national team in El Tri's 1-0 victory over Panama at the Estadio Nemesio Diez on Tuesday night.
The only goal of the match came in the 44th minute through Carlos Vela, as Ferretti finished his 4-game stint undefeated in front of El Tricolor.
Here are some thoughts on the game:
Mission accomplished for Tuca
The real objective came on Saturday when Mexico beat the United States 3-2 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The result on Tuesday mattered little, but for purely symbolic reasons, it was always going to be best to say goodbye to Tuca with a win.
Ferretti now leaves his place for Juan Carlos Osorio, who was present at the stadium to watch the game. Expectations are already high for the Colombian manager, and it will only take positive results to turn doubters into believers.
Talavera took full advantage of his opportunity
Now that Juan Carlos Osorio arrives to the Mexico national team, one position that will automatically be under dispute is the goalkeeper position.
Rumor has it that Ferretti was never too fond of Guillermo Ochoa, but with Juan Carlos Osorio now in charge, it will be interesting to see how he handles the goalkeeping situation.
The bottom line is Alfredo Talavera did himself favors with his performance against Panama.
Osorio will need to get to work fast
In truth, talking points were scarce throughout the game. If anything, it is time to move on and move forward to the November World Cup qualifiers.
It won't be easy for Osorio, but Ricardo Ferretti did a good job consolidating a talented group of players and getting results fast.
Time is already ticking for Osorio, and the date is already set for November 13. Mexico will take on El Salvador at the Estadio Azteca for their first three points in their World Cup qualifying campaign.