The versatile player latched onto a shot from a tight angle in the 12th minute to give Rafael Benitez’s men a comfortable lead over the Yellow-Blues.
12' - GOOOAAAAALLLL!!! Newcastle United 2-0 Hellas Verona (Atsu) #NUFC— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 6, 2017
Ayoze Perez had earlier scored the curtain raiser shortly after kick-off with a lovely finish over goalkeeper Nicolas Andrade in the encounter.
Atsu who was on target in the Magpies 3-1 victory over Wolfsburg on Wednesday will be expected to put his pre-season form to bear when Newcastle United kick-start their English topflight campaign against Tottenham Hotspur on August 13.